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

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Arrange bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels and crumble.
  2. Layer spinach, bacon, eggs, and onion in a large bowl. Sprinkle with almonds and sunflower seeds. Whisk vegetable oil, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a bowl; pour over spinach mixture and toss. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 04, 2012

I have now made this twice and both times all asked for the dressing recipe. I followed exactly with the following exceptions :-). : I always start out using only half oil called for and then add to taste, did not add salt to dressing, and lastly used just a squirt of Srichachi hot sauce. Dressing to die for, yummy, sticks to the leaves and not overly oily..very tangy. Salad itself can have stuff added to your tastes: I used sundried tomatoes and next time will also add fresh thin sliced mushrooms. Making for Christmas Eve dinner to cut the richness of the man dish. To let you know how good this is, it's the first recipe I've ever reviewed and I've used for years now.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 09, 2014

That salad itself was good, the dressing was not. I did not care of the taste of ketchup in the dressing. It ruined it for me. Will not make again.

Mar 11, 2013

Wonderful recipe!!! This will be a staple in our house! Used olive oil instead of vegetable, and red wine vinegar in place of the apple cider vinegar but the rest was the same. Perfect!!

Feb 16, 2013

I think this is an easy and great recipe. Easy to add your favorite veggies in and also to dressing.

Jun 24, 2014

This review is for the dressing only. I saw this mentioned on the Buzz the other day and thought it would be good as a chicken marinade and basting sauce. And I'm happy to report, I was right! We loved it! I made half the dressing as written, but cut back on the salt, adding it to taste. I made it a day ahead to allow the flavors to meld, and the next morning I poured some over skinless boneless chicken and let it marinate all day. When grilling, Hubs basted the chicken with some additional dressing, which gave it a beautiful sheen. Hubs couldn't stop raving about it, so I'm sure we'll be repeating this one and often! And, I'm sure I'll be trying the salad as well. It sounds wonderful!

Feb 26, 2013

Great recipe! The dressing is really good. I only used about half the oil, which was plenty, and used pine nuts instead of almonds and sunflower seeds since that is what I had on hand. I will definitely make this again.

Sep 27, 2014

I made this to the T. It was just not my flavor in dressing.

Oct 03, 2014

I followed this recipe EXACTLY as written. I made the dressing an hour or so in advance to let the flavors meld ........ before serving I tasted the dressing ......... not to my liking ..... too much flavor from the ketchup. I quickly made up a traditional vinaigrette ...... salad was good!


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  • Calories
  • 446 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 116 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 37 g
  • 57%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 10.7 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 1267 mg
  • 51%

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

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