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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. 



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.

Nutrition Facts
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.