Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Picked this recipe up at an apple place.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare dressing.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until desired crispness; remove with slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add onion and mushrooms to bacon drippings. Cook, stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until onions are soft.
  4. Stir in apple cider vinegar and maple syrup; boil 1 minute.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Place spinach, apples, pecans and bacon bits in salad bowl or arrange in individual salad plates.
  7. Toss salad with warm dressing or spoon over salad on plates.
  8. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Lovely presentation, so easy to make, and perfect for company. What more could you want out of a salad? This is so delicious - although I confess to not leaving the vegetables - the mushrooms, and the onions to cook very long - I like them very al dente' but mixed the warm, delicious dressing - and there it was, perfection on a plate.

Andi of Longmeadow Farm December 15, 2010

Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe NoraMarie. We really enjoyed this sweet and tangy salad. The dressing was wonderful served warm. I loved the sauted onions and mushrooms, they were a nice contrast for the crisp apple, bacon and toasted pecans. I really enjoyed all the different tastes and textures in this salad.

Baby Kato March 25, 2007

I'll split the difference between my husband's vote and mine. He loved it--raved about it--wanted to lick his plate, where I just thought it was good. It was easy to make with bagged baby spinach, went together quickly. My husband said it would rival any spinach salad at any restaurant.

Sharlene~W March 10, 2007