Spinach, Bacon & Mushroom Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

The evening before our oldest son was born, I made a big bowl of this--a friend had told me that spinach was full of Vitamin K, which was supposed to help with nosebleeds (which I'd been having). Even though my water had already broke, I went ahead and ate supper--figuring a first baby would take its time showing up. And I was right---it was almost exactly 24 hours later before he was born. The following year, we had this for his birthday dinner (along with Spaghetti Alla Carbonara--which was "leftovers" for supper the night before he was born). That started a family tradition, so when each of our children was born, we made a note of our dinner menu--so their birthday dinners are very special!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy skillet, fry bacon; crumble & set aside; reserve 2 T. drippings.
  2. While bacon is frying, mix greens with onion in a large serving bowl.
  3. To drippings in skillet, add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring constantly to bring up the fond.
  4. Drizzle dressing over greens in bowl; toss gently.
  5. Garnish with eggs, radishes, and mushrooms.
  6. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was exactly what the Dr. ordered. Had this for our Sunday lunch and it really hit the spot. Thanks for the great, heart healthy recipe. The only thing I did not put in was the optional radishes....forgot to buy them!

5 5

I just *LOVED* this salad. So simple to make, and the flavour was fantastic. I garnished with boiled eggs and thick slices of mushrooms. Mmmmmm. Thanks Debber, I'll be making this again...probably later today. :) Made for: Heart Healthy Tag ~ Feb 2010 - Diabetic Forum

5 5

Oh my! This takes me back to the late seventies, early eighties! Before people worried about bacon grease. It is as wonderful now as it was then!!! I loved the story behind this recipe...can't believe you sat down to dinner after your water broke. This salad is delicious....I loved it! This is a wonderful recipe...try it, you'll like it! I made this for Fall PAC 2009. Thanks so much for posting!