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Spinach Salad with Curry Vinaigrette Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Spinach Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

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"This is a French-style spinach salad that should satisfy even the meat-lovers at the table. Features bacon lardons, which are simply crouton-size pieces of slab bacon, fried until crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside."

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  • PREP

    45 mins

    45 mins


  1. Trim the rind from the bacon and cut into 1 inch cubes. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until brown and crispy. Cover and reduce heat to lowest setting to keep bacon warm.
  2. In a small, dry skillet, toast curry powder over medium heat, stirring often, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar and mustard. Add oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly, until the oil is completely incorporated. Add curry powder and whisk until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. In a large bowl, toss together the bacon, spinach, mushrooms and vinaigrette until evenly coated. Adjust salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 13, 2003

I just made a simple green salad with the dressing and it was FABULOUS! Even my boyfriend who hates curry powder loved it. I substituted 2 tablespoons additional water in place of 2 TBS of the oil to cut a few calories. I didn't miss the extra oil!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 13, 2005

This is for the vinaigrette alone...not one of those oh-my-God type of recipes. But a keeper.

Nov 13, 2003

I made this for dinner the other night and it was a big hit with my husband and myself. I added some tomatoes and some shrimpmeat - I couldn't get the thick bacon so I used regular bacon, crumbled into the salad. Excellent.

Nov 13, 2003

Way yummy! I used turkey bacon for lower fat and the results were just as tasty. Thanks for the great recipe

Aug 09, 2003

We aren't crazy about curry to begin with, but I still thought this salad was very good. My husband didn't like it at all just because of his curry hang-up!

Feb 19, 2004

This salad was a hit at my boyfriend's birthday party. Since he is vegetarian, I substituted the bacon with tempeh "fakin' bacon" which tastes closer to the real thing than any vegi-meat around and has a nice crunchy consistancy. I also added cherry tomatoes. Yummy... I will be making it again.

Jan 29, 2004

delicious and so quick to prepare...I didn't have any curry at home, but that didn't spoil the salad...will definetely do it again :) but with a bit less oil

Feb 13, 2005

So yummy! I am not a big curry fan, but my husband is and I tried this one out for him. Even I thought it was wonderful. I think I will add cherry tomatoes nextime for a little color and texture.


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  • Calories
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 29.5 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 270 mg
  • 11%

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

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