Simple Spinach Salad for One

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 mins

I love spinach salad but I live alone and hate to make a full recipe since any leftovers get way too wilted. I came up with this recipe by modifying a Betty Crocker cookbook version. You can definitely play around with the amounts of the ingredients. I don't actually measure out the lemon juice - I squeeze some into the oil, and drizzle a little more over the finished salad if it's not lemony enough. This makes a good sized bowl for one person, and if you want seconds it's so easy to make some more. You can also double/triple the ingredients for company!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and bacon in a small saucepan until hot.
  2. Remove from heat and add desired serving size of spinach leaves.
  3. Toss until spinach is just wilted, transfer to serving bowl.
  4. Top with crumbled feta cheese.
Most Helpful

This is an excellent salad. I was going solo tonight and this was perfect to complete my meal. I did carry this one step further and added some juicy, ripe strawberries along with a sprinkling of toasted pine nuts.

PaulaG January 12, 2009

This was really good. I especially enjoyed the garlic and lemon combination. I did not want to thaw out my bacon so I used 1 tablespoon of packaged bacon crumbs by Hormel. Sun Green gives perfect directions. I did use feta on my salad. Sun, thank you for posting this recipe, it's another keeper. Made for *Zaar Cookbooks Tag 2008* game

Charlotte J October 04, 2008

This was excellent! very easy to prepare and just wonderful tasting. I did add some salt and ground pepper, and i forgot the cheese, though i think this would be very good with parmesan! Thanks!

Jessica K February 16, 2006