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Fresh Spinach Salad Recipes: Warm Spinach Salad

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Fresh spinach salad recipes are wonderful at any time and so nutritious.

You will find this particular bacon spinach salad recipe easy to prepare and just delicious.

You wouldn’t think that a warm dressing would be appropriate for a salad, but spinach is a stronger tasting green and the warm dressing with the addition of bacon is a perfect match.

Of course, omit the bacon and bacon drippings to make this a wonderful vegetarian salad.

Fresh spinach salad recipe

Warm Fresh Spinach Salad Recipe

Fresh spinach salad recipes are wonderful at any time and so nutritious. This is a bacon spinach salad with a warm dressing. It is a perfect match.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 474 kcal


  • 20 ounces spinach, or 2 bunches baby spinach, cleaned and dried
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound bacon


  • Broil or fry bacon and drain well, rolling in paper towel. Crumble bacon into small pieces.
  • Mix all ingredients for salad dressing, adding bacon drippings when they are still hot. Sprinkle bacon pieces over spinach. Drizzle with dressing while still warm for a warm spinach salad recipe that will delight.


Calories: 474kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 2gFat: 51gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 400mgPotassium: 410mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 6657IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 2mg
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Make about 8 servings as a side salad, but this makes a delicious light meal as well. Serve it with our wonderful, light buttermilk biscuits on the side.


  • Add 2 ounces of toasted slivered almonds for crunch and added taste.
  • Thinly slivered red onions are pretty in the salad and add an extra bit of zing.

This is a great low carb spinach salad recipe for those who are watching their carb count! That makes it a good diabetes diet recipe.

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