Spinach and Warm Bacon Dressing {Video}

I have to admit, Spinach Salad and Warm Bacon Dressing is hands down my favorite way to eat spinach, and bacon for that matter! It’s a really easy salad to make and should be made more often in my opinion. A warm, sweet and sour dressing with crisp bacon, drizzled over fresh, baby spinach leaves…ahh so good. This salad has been around for a very long time and has been served at many a Supper Club here in Wisconsin.

Eggs Are Optional

The hard-boiled eggs are listed as optional only because whenever I have ordered spinach salad at a supper club, it never came with hard-boiled egg wedges. However, when I make this salad at home, I always add the eggs. Do whatever your family prefers. Also, if you and your family aren’t keen on fresh spinach, use a wedge of iceberg lettuce.

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Supper Club

The first time I experienced Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing was at a supper club called Jack’s or Better in Little Chute WI. My Grandma, Aggie, me and my younger siblings went out to eat. Not sure what the occasion was but going out to eat at a supper club was considered a real treat.

I wasn’t more than 10 years old but wanted to try the salad anyway. Knowing full well I’d have to eat it regardless, per my mom’s warning. I ordered Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing along with my cold Classic Shrimp Cocktail.  It was absolutely delicious and I must admit, I felt pretty sophisticated!

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What is needed to make this delicious and easy salad:

  • Fresh Baby Spinach
  • Smoked Bacon
  • Red Onion or Shallot
  • Brown Sugar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs, optional

A word about Bacon. 

Since bacon is the main ingredient in this recipe, you’ll want to use a good quality, smoked bacon. We decided to with a delicious cherrywood smoked bacon that we bought at Nueske’s when my hubby was on vacation. Nueske’s is well known for their applewood smoked bacon and for good reason. It’s delicious. You can purchase bacon plus many other things from Nueske’s online store, at one of the many area grocery stores or stop at their store located in Wittenberg WI.