Wilted Spinach Salad With Bacon

"This is a great summer salad. Actually our spinach is already up and we have had 2 batches of this already."
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  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 14 cup salad oil
  • 14 cup vinegar
  • 12 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 lb spinach (fresh from garden, washed and stemmed)


  • Fry bacon till crispy.
  • Remove from pan and set aside to cool.
  • Pour all but 3 or 4 tablespoons of bacon grease from pan.
  • Into the bacon grease, stir the dry mustard, oil, vinegar and onion salt.
  • Heat to boiling.
  • Toss spinach leaves in dressing to coat.
  • Place in salad bowls and serve immediately with crumbled bacon sprinkled over top of each salad.

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  1. Wonderful! I made this as stated, except I added thin sliced red onions and a diced hard-boiled egg to make this a lunch meal. Even my scared-of-vegetables hubby loved it! Thanks!
  2. I made this for lunch for my husband and I. We both really enjoyed it. I will be making it more often for my whole family. Thanks for a quick and easy recipe for busy moms!
  3. Quick to make and the dressing- even with so few ingredients is delicious. For color I added some crescent shaped slices of red onion. This salad recipe was placed in my "last minute"/"quick meals" recipe file. CG
  4. Great salad!! I sauteed actual onions in my bacon drippings rather than using onion salt. I found the dressing a bit too tart so I also added some raw sugar for a sweet and sour taste. Great basic recipe. Just like the one my mom used to make!!


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