Spinach & Crispy Bacon Salad

"This salad is so good and so easy! The creamy, warm bacon dressing wilts the spinach and gives this salad a wonderful flavor. I like to use Splenda when I can, even when we are not watching our other carbs, because my DH's blood sugar tends to be on the high side. BUT, you can use sugar if you prefer!"
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  • Place prepared spinach in a large bowl. Add onion. Refrigerate, tightly covered.
  • Fry chopped bacon until crisp; remove to paper towel and set aside.
  • Allow bacon drippings to cool for 5 minutes or so (until it is no longer sizzling). In the frying pan, combine the drippings with vinegar, Splenda (or sugar), mayonnaise, salt and pepper and blend well.
  • You can now refrigerate all ingredients until just before serving, storing the dressing in a covered microwaveable container. OR you can use the dressing right out of the pan and proceed to tossing the salad.
  • When ready to serve, microwave the dressing on HIGH for 30 to 45 seconds, or until mixture boils.
  • Toss the chopped egg with the spinach salad then pour the hot dressing over greens mixture; toss again lightly.
  • Top with sliced egg and crumbled bacon.

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  1. Good dressing to go on fresh garden spinach. Thank you for posting.
  2. This is exactly the taste I was looking for
  3. This recipe was exactly what I was looking for. It was delicious and I loved that it can be prepared ahead of time and then just microwave the dressing before serving.
  4. Loved this salad. I made all the components early in the morning and warmed and tossed it together when my guests arrived. It was a huge hit.
  5. Excellent salad! The dressing is warm and tangy; perfect for the spinach, eggs and onions. I only used 4 slices of bacon, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. Thanx for a lovely salad!


I grew up in Tucson but moved to Colorado in 1989 and live in a household with my husband, Dad, daughter and 3-year old twin granddaughters. Our 8-year old grandson spends 2 nights a week with us. All of that adds up to often difficult menu ideas to met everyone's tastes. Zaar is very addicting and I love trying the recipes I find here. I like to find recipes of people that I see are still active on Zaar and love it when I hear back from the Chef after I review the recipe. Everytime someone reviews one of my recipes, I like to find one of theirs to make and review as quickly as possible. It's a way for me to find great chefs I don't know yet too! My husband has high blood sugar so we try to watch our carbs, but it is not easy because we love them so much! I was diagnosed with brain tumors in 2005 and so far have had 5 surgeries that have left my eyelid droopy. I hope to have a surgery that will correct that soon!! There is still one tumor they have not removed but my wonderful doctor James Garrity at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN says they will leave it alone until or if it ever causes problems!
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