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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

  • Author: krazykitchenmom
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large servings 1x


Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing is a classic salad made with a vinaigrette that uses bacon drippings instead of oil.



  • 1 5-ounce package fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 pint white button mushrooms – sliced
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs – quartered
  • 6 slices of bacon – cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 2 TBS bacon drippings from cooked bacon
  • 1/3 cup red wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped shallot


Warm Bacon Dressing

  1. Cook the bacon and reserve the bacon drippings.
  2. Add bacon drippings, vinegar, sugar, dijon mustard, and shallot to a mason jar and shake until it’s mixed.
  3. To serve the dressing warm, microwave it for 15-20 seconds.


  1. Crumble or slice the cooked bacon.
  2. Slice the mushrooms.
  3. Slice the hardboiled eggs.
  4. Arrange the spinach, eggs, bacon, mushrooms in a bowl and drizzle with warm bacon dressing.


You can assemble this salad ahead of time, but add the dressing right before serving while the bacon drippings are still warm.

  • Category: Dinner Salad/Week Night Meal
  • Method: Easy Recipe
  • Cuisine: American