The Best Spinach Salad Ever Recipe -
The Best Spinach Salad Ever Recipe
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The Best Spinach Salad Ever

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"Fresh spinach with a creamy dressing that all my friends rave over. The dressing also makes a great vegetable dip."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread the slivered almonds onto a baking sheet, and toast until the nuts start to turn golden brown and become fragrant, 5 to 10 minutes. Watch the nuts carefully as they bake, because they burn quickly. Once toasted, set the nuts aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Mix together the mayonnaise, milk, and sugar in a large salad bowl. Stir in the bacon bits and Parmesan cheese until the dressing is well combined and creamy.
  3. Place the spinach leaves, chopped cauliflower, and toasted almonds into the salad bowl, and stir lightly to coat with dressing.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 19, 2011

Made this for a Father's day get together and received all positive reviews. I didn't make any substitutions (I find it annoying when someone reviews a recipe with 10 changes - is it really still the recipe??) Anyway, this is a delicious salad.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 07, 2013

Yuck! I made this exactly as directed and I thought the dressing was heavy and gross.

Aug 11, 2012

Amazing salad! In-law aproved too! I use home raised bacon instead of bacon bits, though i did use the bits one time while we were camping. The real stuff is 100000 times better. Cant compare to real bacon vs the jarred stuff. i usually just use 5 oz of spinach and only pour 1/2 the dressing in. but if making the full 10 oz, then you would need all the dressing. I also make the cauliflower into small size of penny or less & toss out any of the stalk so its all just the head. easy to make ahead too. cook the bacon, store in seperate container in fridge. break apart all the cauli..put in large bowl..add the spinach. store in fridge. make the dressing in jar & add parmesan..shake & store in fridge. toast almonds, cool, store in fridge..then when dinners ready, take it all out & combine. 6 stars!!!!!!!

Apr 14, 2010

I made this but didn't have the cauliflower so I added boiled eggs instead. Everyone loved it. I would highly recommend this recipe

Mar 23, 2010

So fresh and tasty, similar to seven layer salad but with a healthier green.

Dec 21, 2009

Absolutely delicious!!!! Added craisins, skipped the bacon bits. It was the bomb!

Dec 28, 2010

AMAZING!! I used veganaise and stevia substitutes since i'm not supposed to eat dairy (i wanted to cheat on the parmesan cheese but couldn't do both...) and can't eat sugar right now (prediabetic). it was a delish addition to a family dinner. highly, HIGHLY recommend. i'm making this again for sure!

Jun 22, 2009

This was a fantastic salad. I took it to a large family dinner and everyone raved about it. We added a handful of craisins and seemed to add a little sweetness.


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  • Calories
  • 517 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 43.8 g
  • 67%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 15.6 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 812 mg
  • 32%

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

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