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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing is a classic salad made with a vinaigrette that uses bacon drippings instead of oil.
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Course: Dinner Salad/Week Night Meal
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon dressing, spinach and bacon salad, spinach salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 large servings
Author: Laura Franco


  • 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

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


  • Crumble or slice the cooked bacon.
  • Slice the mushrooms.
  • Slice the hardboiled eggs.
  • 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.