California Wilted Spinach Salad

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

Eye pleasing salad with a splash of orange flavor. I also serve this salad with pine nuts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thoroughly rinse spinach on cold water, remove stems.
  2. Dry with paper toweling or spin dry.
  3. To prepare dressing: Combine orange juice, vinegar, oil, zest, Worcestershire, salt and pepper.
  4. Heat dressing just until it starts to boil.
  5. Toss spinach with hot dressings and bacon bits.
  6. Garnish with orange sections.


Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this salad. The dressing has a very distinct flavor that isn't too sweet like some of the fruit dressings are. The orange taste is great with the spinach. I didn't use the bacon bits, and I added some toasted pecans. Very good, I will definitely make this again.

MizzNezz July 25, 2002

Very simple and very good! We loved the simple vinaigrette which was made even easier by microwaving until quite hot. Omitted the bacon since I was serving this with smoked turkey breast and Recipe #156024. Other citrus could be subbed for the orange, depending on the season: honey tangerine, clementines, etc. Tip: Best eaten same meal it is prepared since the spinach will turn really soggy. Do not toss the vinaigrette with the salad until just before serving.

COOKGIRl March 10, 2007

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