Hot Spinach Salad Recipe -
Hot Spinach Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Hot Spinach Salad

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"Fresh spinach and bleu cheese with warm homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Use a Danish bleu, if you can."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a large bowl, arrange spinach and red onion slices and top with toasted pecans and crumbled blue cheese.
  2. In a small saucepan, warm the garlic in the olive oil to allow its flavor to diffuse into the oil. Then add molasses, vinegar and pepper. Whisking constantly, bring almost to a boil, remove from heat and cool until just warm. Pour into a shakeable container, shake and pour over salad. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

Excellent salad! We have enjoyed this salad a number of times. Its very good using the dressing that Lisa B provides. But everyone is WOWED when I use the Hot Bacon Dressing provided by Vera on this site. Thanks Vera and LisaB. This is a keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2003

The basic ingredients were great, but I would experiment with the dressing...It seemed a little bitter for the tastes of my family. It also makes alot of salad for just a first course.

Jan 25, 2004

Very tasty!! I was asked for the recipe both times I brought it to pot-lucks. I didn't add all of the dressing (I didn't end up with as much spinach after trimming) and saved it for my own salads at home - mmm! (The dressing is especially good. It's good on a plain old lettuce salad as well!) Great flavor combinations. Thank you.

Jul 09, 2005

Great salad! I recommend halving the amount of dressing.

Jan 25, 2004

Excellent salad. I used goat cheese (chevre) instead of blue cheese and it was fabulous! The vinaigrette is wonderful....

Dec 20, 2004

This dressing is awesome!!! I had to go back & make more during dinner because it was soooo good! I did increase the molasses & decrease the vinegar some. Used bacon, onion & feta cheese with this dressing. Maybe next time I will get a hold of bleu cheese & pecans.

Jan 25, 2004

The flavor on this was wonderful, but there was too much dressing for the amount of salad. I would cut it down by half if I made it again.

Jan 22, 2003

Being one of my favorite salads in general, I am pleased to find this recipe taste very close to what I often order. I didnt follow the exact quantity for the dressing. I found myself using more molasses than recipe recommended. Maybe this was because I used dark powdered molasses. In the end, the salad looked smelled and tasted delicious.


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  • Calories
  • 457 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 41.2 g
  • 63%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 10.3 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 464 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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