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Bacon & Spinach Salad with Homemade Dressing

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4 persons


  • 1 lb. clamshell baby spinach leaves
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled with 3 Tbsp drippings reserved
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 eggs, hard boiled and sliced
  • 3 oz. crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp spicy brown or Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


  • In a large mixing bowl, toss the baby spinach, crumbled bacon, thinly sliced red onion, hard boiled egg slices and crumbled blue cheese.
  • In a resealable glass container, add 3 Tbsp warm bacon drippings with the sugar, spicy or Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, dried thyme and a pinch of salt and pepper. Shake vigorously.
  • Pour the warm Bacon Vinaigrette over the salad.
  • Serve Spinach & Bacon Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette for lunch or light dinner, or as side salad.