Fresh Spinach Salad Recipe -
Fresh Spinach Salad Recipe
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Fresh Spinach Salad

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"A wonderful salad with a homemade dressing to pour over at time of serving. Everybody likes this!"

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Original recipe makes 6 to 7 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine sugar, vinegar, oil, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and onion, and process until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  3. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
  4. In a large bowl, toss together the spinach, water chestnuts, bacon and eggs. Serve with the dressing.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 27, 2003

Oh yeah, this ones a keeper. Do make extra dressing for other salads. My only suggestion would be to include a few thin slices of red onion in the spinach.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 04, 2005

I tried it without the ketchup, and it was very good!

Jul 03, 2003

Wow! My wife came in to my home office and said that she was uninspired and wanted some ideas. I was plum out and did a search for "recipe" on Google. This site came up. This was the first recipe we found. It seemed really easy so we went with it. We were blown away. Our kids loved it. I loved it. It made a bland baked chicken dinner special and a little exotic. Since we had the eggs cooked already, it took about ten minutes for the bacon and that was it. Also, we didn't have water chestnuts so we used macadamia nuts. Yummy!

Dec 07, 2003

I love this recipe. I don't use the hard-boiled eggs; however. I do add chopped walnuts and mandarin orange slices. Delicious!

Feb 15, 2005

My boyfriend doesnt like spinach and he doesnt like when he ate two plates of this, I was shocked!! I wanted a light salad for Valentine's Day, so i just put water chestnuts and walnuts on top of spinach with this dressing. He said it was the best dressing ever, and he was only eating salad cuz the dressing was sooo good. A note, I tried using less dishes and not lugging out the food processor...doesn't work!! You MUST put it in the food processor, or else it looks realy disgusting and lumpy. Great recipe!!!!

Jul 23, 2003

Really good salad with a delicious dressing. I used honey in place of the sugar and served it warm. Yum Suzanne!

Feb 02, 2004

This is such a great salad. I served it to 45 women at a church dinner and got rave reviews. I had tons of requests to email them the recipe.

Dec 23, 2007

Very good! I was looking for something a little different and this was it! My 6 year old daughter loved it and so did my husband. I made it lower-carb by substituting Splenda for the sugar, low-carb ketchup for the regular and I used walnuts instead of the water chestnuts. I thought it needed a little something else so I added a little fresh minced garlic and cracked black pepper. *updated 12/23/07 * I still make this, but now add dried cranberries or dried cherries, add pecans instead of walnuts and make the dressing with the bacon grease instead of oil, not heart healthy but WOW!!


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  • Calories
  • 433 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 36.3 g
  • 56%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 409 mg
  • 16%

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

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