Spinach & Bacon Salad

"I'm not fussy on cooked spinach but I LOVE it in a salad!!"
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  • Combine dressing ingredients in a small shaker& shake well.
  • Wash& dry spinach leaves and place in salad bowl.
  • Peel onion, cut in half, slice thinly, separate ring halves& add to salad bowl.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl.
  • Pour dressing over all& toss.

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  1. ImNotHere
    I LOVED the dressing..as another reviewer had said, this should be THE house dressing! Thanks.
  2. Mary Coffman
    Thank you What a wonderful tasting dressing. My family loved it. I will become the "house dressing" this holiday season.
  3. chia2160
    delicious salad and dressing, i loved the tarragon's subtle flavor!
  4. Golftee
    Just the dressing I have been looking for, perfect! Delicious! Thank you!
  5. ladyfingers
    I thought this dressing was a little bland. Perhaps that is because we usually eat spinach with a sweet dressing (I highly recommend "Spinach Delight" #95532). That said, this is healthier and a nice alternative. It just seemed like the dressing needed a little extra oomph of something, but maybe that is the beauty of a simple salad that I am overlooking.


  1. KPD123
    wow, dressing is to die for! it's a little tangy...which i loved...but that could be because i had cider vinegar instead of red wine vinegar. i made it up the night before so all the ingredients could get to know each other a little better ;) my only changes were making the actually salad that way i usually do, which is: baby spinach, sliced red bell peppers, red onions, carrots, crumbled bacon, gorgonzola cheese, and sunflower seeds on top! thanks for another wonderful keeper, countrylady!
  2. Bluezee
    I made the salad without bacon & bean sprouts & substituted green onions for red. I made the dressing with basil instead of tarragon & added a teaspoon of sugar & it was very tasty. I liked the combination of flavors & will make this with bacon & red onions to see how that works. All in all, simple & flavorful.
  3. Hey Jude
    I was drawn to this recipe because of the dressing....it looked quick and easy and I had all the ingredients on hand. I ended up making the entire recipe, except for the bean sprouts, which I couldn't find in our tiny grocery store in the northwoods. I added avocado to the salad and replaced the tarragon with dried basil. My guests loved this salad. Thanks for posting this easy recipe CountryLady :)


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