Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Salad Dressing

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This Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Salad Dressing is not just delicious but also super easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, you’ll have a wholesome, flavorful meal ready in under 30 minutes.

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Close up of SPinach Salad with cherry tomatoes, red onion, bacon and hardboiled eggs with a warm bacon salad dressing drizzled on top.

Picture this: crisp baby spinach leaves, hearty slices of hard-boiled eggs, and sweet cherry tomatoes all mingling in a luscious, warm bacon dressing. It’s the perfect blend of freshness and indulgence that will make your taste buds do a happy dance. Whether you’re whipping this up for a quick lunch or a light dinner, it’s guaranteed to hit the spot.

What is Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing?

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing is a delightful combination of fresh baby spinach, hard-boiled eggs, red onions, and cherry tomatoes, all tossed in a warm, tangy bacon dressing. The dressing, made from crispy bacon drippings, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and a touch of honey, infuses the salad with a rich, smoky flavor that’s hard to resist.

What Makes This Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing Recipe Healthy?

This salad packs a nutritional punch with its fresh ingredients. Spinach is loaded with vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron and calcium. The hard-boiled eggs provide high-quality protein and healthy fats, while the cherry tomatoes add a dose of antioxidants. The warm bacon dressing, though indulgent, is balanced with red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard, adding flavor without overwhelming the salad with unhealthy fats.

Why You’ll Love This Simple Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing Recipe

You’ll fall in love with this recipe because it’s quick, easy, and utterly delicious. The warm bacon dressing gives a unique twist to the classic spinach salad, making it more comforting and satisfying. Plus, it’s versatile enough to serve as a main course or a side dish. Whether you’re looking for a light meal or a fancy addition to your dinner table, this salad fits the bill.

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Ingredients you’ll need

Warm Bacon Salad Dressing Recipe 2 - This Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Salad Dressing is not just delicious but also super easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, you’ll have a wholesome, flavorful meal ready in under 30 minutes.

For the salad

  • 8 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
  • 4 large hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon (for garnish, optional)

For the Warm Bacon dressing

  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Be sure to check out the full ingredient list and printable recipe in the recipe card below.

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How to make this salad

  1. Wash and dry the baby spinach leaves thoroughly. Place them in a large salad bowl.Slice the hard-boiled eggs, thinly slice the red onion, and halve the cherry tomatoes. Add them to the bowl with the spinach.
Warm Bacon Salad Dressing Recipe 3 - This Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Salad Dressing is not just delicious but also super easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, you’ll have a wholesome, flavorful meal ready in under 30 minutes.
  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the diced bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set it aside. Leave the bacon drippings in the skillet.
Warm Bacon Salad Dressing Recipe 8 - This Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Salad Dressing is not just delicious but also super easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, you’ll have a wholesome, flavorful meal ready in under 30 minutes.
  1. In the same skillet with the bacon drippings, add red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and honey or maple syrup. Whisk the ingredients together over low heat until well combined and warmed through.
Warm Bacon Salad Dressing Recipe 9 - This Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Salad Dressing is not just delicious but also super easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, you’ll have a wholesome, flavorful meal ready in under 30 minutes.
  1. Pour the warm bacon dressing over the salad in the bowl. Toss the salad gently to evenly coat the spinach leaves and other ingredients with the dressing.
  2. Add the crispy cooked bacon to the salad in the bowl. Taste the salad and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.
  3. Divide the Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing among serving plates.
  • If desired, sprinkle the crumbled cooked bacon over the top of each serving as a garnish.
  • Serve the salad immediately while the dressing is still warm for the best flavor and texture.
Warm Bacon Salad Dressing Recipe 19 - This Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Salad Dressing is not just delicious but also super easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, you’ll have a wholesome, flavorful meal ready in under 30 minutes.

Make this Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing, then check out my Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, my Low Carb Caesar Salad Dressing without Anchovies and more of my healthy salad dressing recipes.  

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TIPS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Read on for tips and substitution ideas on how to make this recipe, such as how to customize this salad, and how to store this salad.

Can I use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon?

Yes, on the salad turkey bacon can be a healthier alternative, though it may alter the flavor slightly. However turkey bacon cannot be used for the salad dressing because it doesn’t generate enough drippings.

Can I prepare the dressing ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can make the dressing in advance and store it in the fridge. Just reheat it gently before tossing it with the salad.

What other toppings can I add to this salad?

Feel free to add avocado, crumbled feta cheese, or nuts for extra texture and flavor, or chicken for extra protein.

Is there a substitute for red wine vinegar?

You can use apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar as a substitute, though it will slightly change the taste.

How to Store Leftovers of Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

If you happen to have leftovers (which is rare because it’s so tasty!), store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Keep the dressing separate to maintain the spinach’s crispness. When ready to eat, reheat the dressing and toss it with the salad just before serving.

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Warm Bacon Salad Dressing Recipe 16 - This Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Salad Dressing is not just delicious but also super easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, you’ll have a wholesome, flavorful meal ready in under 30 minutes.

This Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing is a delicious and simple recipe that’s easy to make and perfect for a quick lunch or light dinner. The combination of fresh ingredients and the savory dressing is sure to win you over. Give it a try, and you’ll see why this salad is a keeper! Enjoy your meal, and happy cooking!

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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Salad Dressing Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 8 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
  • 4 large hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon (for garnish, optional)

For the Warm Bacon Dressing:

  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the baby spinach leaves thoroughly. Place them in a large salad bowl.
  2. Slice the hard-boiled eggs, thinly slice the red onion, and halve the cherry tomatoes. Add them to the bowl with the spinach.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the diced bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set it aside. Leave the bacon drippings in the skillet.
  4. In the same skillet with the bacon drippings, add red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and honey or maple syrup. Whisk the ingredients together over low heat until well combined and warmed through.
  5. Pour the warm bacon dressing over the salad in the bowl.
  6. Toss the salad gently to evenly coat the spinach leaves and other ingredients with the dressing.
  7. Taste the salad and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.
  8. Divide the Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing among serving plates.
  9. If desired, sprinkle the crumbled cooked bacon over the top of each serving as a garnish.
  10. Serve the salad immediately while the dressing is still warm for the best flavor and texture.

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