Wilted Spinach Salad

by , September 9, 2017
spinach salad
Photo by Diana Rattray

This easy spinach salad is made with fresh spinach and a warm bacon dressing. The dressing wilts the fresh spinach slightly. Add crumbled bacon, sliced radishes, or sliced hard-boiled egg to this basic salad if you like. A bit of sugar and some ground mustard flavors the dressing, but feel free to leave the sugar out and season it with plain salt and pepper.

Related: Arugula Salad With Orange Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes



  1. Wash the spinach. Drain well on paper towels and then coarsely chop. Transfer the spinach to a large bowl.
  2. Heat the bacon drippings in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced onion to the bacon drippings and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir the dry mustard and water into the roux and continue cooking until thickened. Stir in the vinegar and sugar, if using. Continue cooking for about 1 minute, stirring constantly. Taste and add salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the dressing over the spinach and toss to mix.

Makes 4 servings.


See Also
Spinach Salad with Bacon

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