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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 317.7
  • Total Fat: 21.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 236.1 mg
  • Sodium: 923.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 26.1 g

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WILTED SPINACH SALAD WITH WARM BACON DRESSING

Submitted by: MISSEB1986
WILTED SPINACH SALAD WITH WARM BACON DRESSING

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    6 ounces fresh baby spinach
    3 tablespoons cider vinegar
    1 tablespoon granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    Pinch salt
    6 slices thick bacon, cut in 1/2" pieces
    1/2 medium red onion, sliced thin, 2 ounces
    1 clove garlic, minced
    4 hard boiled eggs, quartered

Directions

Place the spinach in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, Splenda, pepper and salt; set aside. Fry the bacon until crisp. With a slotted spoon, remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Measure out 3 tablespoons bacon grease and discard the rest.

Heat the bacon grease and sautee the onion 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 15 seconds. Add the vinegar mixture to the skillet and remove from the heat. Working quickly, scrape the brown bits off the bottom with a wooden spoon.

Pour the hot dressing over the spinach; add the bacon. Toss gently until spinach is slightly wilted. Divide among 4-6 salad plates and arrange eggs on the salads. Serve at once.








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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Reminded me of a small place I visited in Amish PA years ago! This is simply the bestest! 5 Stars twice over - 5/14/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this salad and so has every person to whom I've served it! The flavors are a wonderful balance of sweet, sour and salty.

    Then there's the bacon factor...

    It made my Canadian friends smile!

    I have made it more than once and doubtless will again! - 10/21/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This salad reminds me of what I used to eat in Germany. Tastes good. - 4/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Spectacular! I used pomegranate red wine vinegar, but I doubt it made much of a difference. This is just a fantastically flavorful dish! - 4/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Dee-lish! My only problem was I had turkey bacon and it didn't yield the fat needed to make the dressing, so I had to put a TB of olive oil...no biggie! - 4/4/09

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  • This was EXACTLY what I was looking for in a spinach salad. Thank you! I will definitely be making it again! - 6/3/14

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  • Taste just like the original reciepe I remember as a kid but healthier. The only change my husband asked me to make would be to use green onions instead if the red onion. - 1/15/14

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  • great salad - 11/18/13

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  • We ate it all... but I was so skeptical of eating actual bacon fat and didn't seem to be worth the fat content. I would prefer using a fat free vinagret as the dressing to cut down on the calories. I don't think I will make it again, sorry. - 4/2/13

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  • Very good! - 3/4/13

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  • I mean to try this with real vs fake sugar. - 1/30/13

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  • Made as is except sub'd a tiny dash of agave syrup for Splenda since my husband is "allergic" to artificial sweeteners. Agreed with the other reviewers--excellent! - 1/20/13

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  • Yum! My husband just loved this recipe. Prep was quick as I already had eggs hardboiled and bacon cooked. I will make this again. Thanks! - 11/7/12

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  • This was excellent. My husband loves this salad, but when I saw the Splenda, I thought it might not be too good. He said it was one of the best salads he has ever tasted. I loved it, too. - 6/19/12

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  • This was so tasty and easy to make. The next time I might make a bit more onion. - 1/22/12

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  • so good will make again going in file - 5/10/10

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  • Mmmm, I am very satisfied tonight. What a treat! I used the regular sliced sugar-free bacon I had on hand, and it turned out great! Thanks! - 8/19/09

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  • Excellent! - 6/11/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is an America's Test Kitchen recipe. - 6/4/09

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  • Absolutely delicious. Guilt-free satiation of my craving for bacon!! Dressing was perfect. My fella loved it too. - 4/20/09

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  • Very good but don't be fooled by the smell of the viniger when you add it to the hot mixture. My entire family complained of the smell during the last step but had no complaints once is hit their mouths. - 1/17/09

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