Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

I have super exciting stuff for you here today! I have the most perfect recipe to share with you. It is fast, it is simple, it is very satisfying, and best of all, it is delicious! Today I introduce you to Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing.

Warm Bacon Salad


This recipe was inspired by Alton Brown’s recipe on Food Network, and then altered to fit the tastes and allergies of our own family. We love it because it is super simple, yet somehow seems so decadent and fancy!

We look for bacon that is free of nitrites, nitrates, and MSG. Applegate is a great brand. We also have had success finding it at Costco.

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
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Serves: 4
  • 8 pieces bacon, chopped
  • 4-6 large mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon real maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh spinach, washed and prepped
  1. Fry bacon and move to a plate covered with a paper towel to drain. Leave about 3 tablespoons of bacon fat in the pan.
  2. Add mushrooms and onions to the pan, cook until soft.
  3. Stir in vinegar, syrup, and mustard, whisk together to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add bacon back to pan and remove from heat.
  4. Top spinach with dressing and serve.


What is your favorite way to use bacon?

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6 thoughts on “Weekly Menu – March 3

    1. Hi Roberta! Right now it’s all through Facebook, but by the end of this month it will all be run through this site. I’ll hang on to your email address and let you know as soon as that’s available!

    1. Thank you! You can use any whole grain pasta, just be sure to check ingredient lists for weird ingredients. Out of all the whole grain pastas, I like brown rice pasta the best.

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