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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

This delicious spinach salad with warm bacon dressing is loaded with eggs, mushrooms, cheese, and almonds for an impressive, restaurant-style appetizer.
Makes:4 servings


  • 1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves
  • 10 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 4 strips crisply cooked bacon, crumbled
  • ½ cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup white wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup Dijon mustard
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 strips crisply cooked bacon, crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste


Prep:15 mCook:5 mReady:20 m
  1. Place spinach into a large serving bowl; top with Swiss cheese, hard-cooked eggs, mushrooms, 4 crumbled strips of bacon, and almonds.
  2. Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Stir in shallots and garlic; cook and stir until shallots are softened, about 2 minutes. Whisk in vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, and 2 crumbled strips of bacon until heated through; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour hot dressing over spinach and toss to coat.

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