Spinach salad

20 Jun

Spinach salad

Healthy without being worthy, quick to throw together, spinach salad makes a great supper on a warm evening.

For a veggie version, omit the bacon or replace it with thinly sliced cauliflower florets.

It’s worth mentioning the dressing is intense – a little goes a long way. You may want to add half of it, give the salad a good toss, then decide whether to add the rest.

Spinach salad
(serves 4)

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices bacon (or replace with thinly sliced cauliflower florets)
  • 400g baby spinach
  • 4 green onions, sliced crosswise
  • 5-6 white mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tb cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 Tb vegetable oil
  1. Hard boil the eggs (about eight minutes). Cool under running water, peel, and chop.
  2. Grill the bacon slices until crisp. Drain on paper towel, then crumble.
  3. In a large serving bowl, toss together the eggs, bacon, spinach, green onions, mushrooms and cheese.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, vinegar, salt, sugar, mustard and pepper. Add the oil, whisking until the mixture comes together as a dressing.
  5. Drizzle dressing over the salad, tossing well to combine.


4 Responses to “Spinach salad”

  1. Margo June 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

    A worthy classic. Like the simplicity of this recipe that doesn’t smother the strong ingredients with unnecessary herbs and seasonings.

  2. wadehorth1 June 21, 2015 at 5:31 am #

    Very nice. Personally I never boil eggs and the cauliflower was a Wendy add on (or so I thought). My kids hate mushrooms at the best of times, & raw-forget it!! I like fruit usually strawberrys and a really strong cheese, cherve goat or feta. For me this screams summer.

    • Andrea June 21, 2015 at 11:29 am #

      I still pretty much stick with the family version, though I don’t do the cauliflower and bacon together – it’s one or the other. I like your suggestion of strawberries and goat’s cheese – I’ll try that…

  3. Linda June 22, 2015 at 5:28 pm #

    Wonderful salad! 🙂

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