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Classic Spinach Salad

Classic Spinach Salad

 

CLASSIC SPINACH SALAD

Servings: 6
Calories: 130 kcal

A favorite classic spinach salad is made with a warm bacon dressing. Bacon is cooked and used in the salad and the bacon fat in the dressing. I am not saying it doesn’t taste good but, yikes, the saturated fat is crazy high. I prefer to make mine using turkey bacon in the salad and a reduced fat mayo based dressing. Sure, the turkey bacon is a processed meat and not what I would consider “healthy” but it less evil, in my opinion, than using regular bacon that is processed AND high in saturated fat. In the end, it’s all about balance. 

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Ingredients

Spinach Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

Salad

  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • cups thinly sliced crimini or button mushrooms
  • 6 slices turkey bacon chopped and cooked
  • 2 hard boiled eggs peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add dressing ingredients and stir well. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add spinach and toss with dressing adding a little at time until lightly coated. Add the remaining ingredients and gently toss a couple times. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Makes 6 Servings

Nutritional analysis is from The Food Processor® Nutrition and Fitness Software by ESHA Research, Inc., version 11.1©, 2016. All nutrition information should be considered approximate.

Nutrition Facts
CLASSIC SPINACH SALAD
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 440mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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