Spinach Bacon Salad with Hard Cooked Eggs

A little bit sweet, a little bit salty—this classic salad is delicious. Look for bags of prewashed spinach to get this on the table faster.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6

4
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
5
medium green onions, chopped (1/3 cup)
2
teaspoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
tablespoons white or cider vinegar
8
oz fresh spinach leaves (9 cups)
2
hard-cooked eggs, sliced

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Drain all but 3 tablespoons bacon drippings from skillet (if fewer than 3 tablespoons remain, add enough vegetable oil to drippings to equal 3 tablespoons).
  • 2 Add oil, onions, sugar, salt and pepper to drippings in skillet. Cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are slightly softened. Stir in vinegar.
  • 3 Place spinach in very large bowl. Pour warm dressing over spinach; toss to coat. Arrange egg slices on top. Crumble bacon and sprinkle on top. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

To wash fresh spinach, remove and discard spinach stems. Place leaves in a sink or bowl filled with cool water. Swish with your hands in the water to rinse the dirt off the spinach. Lift the leaves up to drain off excess water. Repeat until no dirt remains, changing water if necessary.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
370mg
370%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.