Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

It’s so easy to just throw together a salad for a side dish to dinner.  But, it’s time to take a break from those pre-made bags of salad from the produce section.  This spinach salad of mine is a treat of a salad.  It’s so flavorful that it will leave your taste buds jumping.  

Simply fantastic.

Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Author Mrs Happy Homemaker


  • 3 eggs hard boiled
  • 7 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 10 ounces baby spinach washed
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Fry the bacon in a skillet until crispy. Remove to a paper towel. Drain the grease into a bowl & set aside. Cook the sliced onion in the skillet slowly until caramelized and reduced.
  • Chop the bacon. Peel & slice the eggs.
  • Make the hot bacon dressing. Mix 3 tablespoons of reserved bacon fat, vinegar, sugar, Dijon mustard, & salt to a small saucepan or skillet over medium high heat. Whisk together & heat thoroughly until bubbly.
  • Add the spinach to a large bowl. Arrange the onions & bacon on top. Pour the hot dressing on, toss to combine, & then top with the egg slices.