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Classic Spinach Salad with Bacon, Eggs and Homemade Dressing

This Classic Spinach Salad consists of only three simple ingredients - fresh spinach, bacon and hard boiled eggs.  The combination of these ingredients is not only gorgeous but a match made in heaven.  This salad pairs perfectly with a simple homemade vinaigrette dressing of red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper.  This is a salad that will have your whole family going back for seconds.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic spinach salad, classic spinach salad with bacon, eggs and homemade dressing, spinach salad, spinach salad with bacon
Servings: 4
Calories: 608kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds spinach cleaned and dried
  • 3 hard boiled eggs peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 pound bacon fried until crisp
  • 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Pile spinach into a bowl. Top with hard-boiled egg wedges and cooked, chopped bacon.
  • In a small mason jar, add red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper and olive oil. Shake well until completely mixed together and smooth.
  • Just before serving, drizzle desired amount of dressing lightly over salad. Serve remaining dressing on the side.

Notes

  • You can modify this recipe for one person or for as many as you need to feed.  Just decrease or increase the amounts of spinach, hard boiled eggs and bacon.
  • The vinaigrette can be doubled or tripled. If you have more than you need, store the remaining sealed up tight in the refrigerator.  You will need to give it a good shake before using the second time.  The olive oil may even solidify in the refrigerator.  Let it sit out at room temperature to loosen it up.
  • Not a big fan of spinach, feel free to substitute a different lettuce such as romaine instead.
  • You could easily add more salad toppings if desired.  Tomatoes or croutons would be yummy.
  • Try our French Dinner Salad with Low Fat Dressing Recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 608kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 1313mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 21462IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 7mg