Classic Spinach Salad

Classic Spinach Salad



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. 

Servings 6
Calories 130 kcal


Spinach Salad Dressing

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


  • 8 cups baby spinach, packed
  • 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


  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.