This was really good. I used two grilled chicken breasts and a "power greens" mixture. I also added feta. I will also add another apple next time.
One of our new fave meal salads! I agree with Mouskawitz about using pecans in place of walnuts. I tried it both ways and prefer the taste of the pecans. Best to use REAL bacon if you have the time, definetely gives a better smokey taste. I also used only half the spinach called for. I can't imagine using all 9 cups. I barbequed the chicken breast, then chopped them up and tossed them in. Very yummy!
I just made this for Sunday lunch with my parents-in-law & everyone loved it (except my 4 year old who decided to be picky today :)) I didn't make it exactly as written though... I made a full dressing recipe & onion & apple, but not quite 1/2 the spinach. Plus I used pre-cooked (Hormel) bacon bits (maybe 1/3 cup) & 3 chicken breast halves chopped & cooked. It was a good amount for the 4 adults (+1 child). I also substituted pecans for the walnuts & skipped toasting them for time sake. Yummy!
This is a really terrific "company salad". People are never crestfallen when this is on the menu. One of my nieces said, "You're kidding, right? Just spinach salad and bread for dinner?" I winked as I trotted out all the fabulous ingredients including carrots, celery, parsley, green pepper and raisins. She and all in attendance were quite pleased. Thanks Gadget Queen!
This is a great spinach salad recipe. Loads of flavor. We used it for a "meal" salad. Will make again. E from LA