Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Bacon Salad Recipe | Yummly

Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Bacon Salad

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Debra Peters: "This is much like a wilted spinach salad in flavo…" Read More
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30Minutes
360Calories
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Everybody needs a go-to spinach salad recipe, and this one is ours. A fluffy pile of tender greens gets elevated with the addition of crisp bacon and creamy blue cheese, plus hard-cooked eggs to make the salad more filling. Whisk together an easy homemade vinaigrette, and the salad comes together in minutes. Note that it makes 8 cups, so you may want to double it if you're looking for a really generous dinner salad. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Katie Workman.

Ingredients

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  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 bacon slices
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 ounces blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup red onion (cut into thin slivers)
  • 5 ounces baby spinach (5 ounces is 8 cups loosely packed)
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    Directions

    1. Put eggs in a saucepan and add water to cover by at least 1/2 inch. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat slightly and boil for 2 minutes. Cover saucepan, remove from heat, and let eggs sit in hot water for 5 minutes for yolks that are cooked but still a bit jammy, or 10 minutes for yolks that are firm but still tender. Meanwhile, continue to next step.
    2. Arrange bacon in a single layer in a large frying pan. Cook over medium heat, turning once or twice, until browned and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towels and set aside.
    3. Drain eggs, return to saucepan, and fill with cold water. To speed up cooling, as the water warms up from the eggs, replace it with fresh cold water. Let stand until eggs have cooled to room temperature. Peel eggs and quarter them.
    4. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Slice bacon crosswise and crumble blue cheese.
    5. For a tossed salad, add red onion and spinach to bowl with dressing and toss to coat, then add blue cheese, bacon, and hard-cooked eggs, gently toss salad again, and serve. Or, for a more dramatic presentation, place spinach on a large platter. Arrange bands of red onion, blue cheese, bacon, and eggs on top; drizzle with dressing; and serve.
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    NutritionView More

    360Calories
    Sodium30% DV730mg
    Fat48% DV31g
    Protein27% DV14g
    Carbs2% DV6g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories360Calories from Fat280
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat31g48%
    Saturated Fat10g50%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol190mg63%
    Sodium730mg30%
    Potassium390mg11%
    Protein14g27%
    Calories from Fat280
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate6g2%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Sugars3g6%
    Vitamin A80%
    Vitamin C20%
    Calcium20%
    Iron10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Reviews(3)

    Debra Peters 24 days ago
    This is much like a wilted spinach salad in flavor, but easier to make. The blue cheese is a tasty addition.
    Carmala Chester a month ago
    Amazing love it. Healthy eating
    Very very good! I followed the recipe, and the result impressed my gal!

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