Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

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When I was a kid, my mom would make this, and being a spoiled kid, that liked traditional salad, (lettuce with Italian dressing) I never would eat it. A few years later, once I did, I lived in regret of what I had been missing.  This easy to make salad with a warm dressing is a simple but elegant start to any nice meal…especially a nice filet of beef. If you are not a fan of hard boiled eggs….just skip that tiny step. You will not be fined. Try it and enjoy!

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Recipe by Gary Course: SaladsDifficulty: Easy

This easy to make salad with a warm dressing is a simple but elegant start to any nice meal...especially a nice filet of beef. Try it and enjoy!


  • 8 ounces young spinach

  • 2 large eggs

  • 8 pieces thick-sliced bacon, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 large white mushrooms, sliced

  • 3 ounces red onion (1 small), very thinly sliced


  • Remove the stems from the spinach and wash, drain and pat dry thoroughly. Place into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Place the eggs into an electric kettle and cover with cold water by at least 1-inch. Turn the kettle on. Once the water comes to a boil, the kettle will turn itself off. Leave the eggs in the water for 15 minutes. Remove and peel off the shell. Slice each egg into 8 pieces and set aside.
  • While the eggs are cooking, fry the bacon and remove to a paper towel to drain, reserving 3 tablespoons of the rendered fat. Crumble the bacon and set aside.
  • Transfer the fat to a small saucepan set over low heat and whisk in the red wine vinegar, sugar and Dijon mustard. Season with a small pinch each of kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Add the mushrooms and the sliced onion to the spinach and toss. Add the dressing and bacon and toss to combine. Divide the spinach between 4 plates or bowls and evenly divide the egg among them. Season with pepper, as desired. Serve immediately.

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