Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing



Serving size

2 1/2 ounces spinach with dressing
30 Minutes
60 minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and makes good leftovers if you refrigerate the dressing alone and assemble the salad at the last minute.

Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing


2 slice raw Bacon
1 Tbsp. chopped Shallots, raw (minced)
1 Tbsp. White wine vinegar
1 tsp.. Maple syrup
5 Ounces Fresh spinach
3 large Strawberries (sliced)


Place the bacon in a medium skillet over medium to medium high head. Cover and cook until the bacon is crispy, turning once or twice. Allow to cool on a plate, reserving the bacon grease.

When the bacon is cool, crumble it into a large bowl. Add the bacon grease from the pan, the shallot, vinegar, maple syrup and pepper. Mix well and chill.

When ready to serve add the spinach and strawberries and toss well. Serve.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

There’s just something about this salad that’s so great. I think that it is the combination of the salty umami flavors of the bacon, the sweetness of the berries, the bitterness of the greens and the tartness of the dressing. It just hits all the right notes.

"Spinach is susceptible of receiving all imprints: It is the virgin wax of the kitchen."

Grimod de la Reyniere, Gourmand