Spinach Salad with Hot Apple Dressing

Spinach Salad with Hot Apple Dressing

Spinach Salad with Hot Apple Dressing

Even though green leafy vegetables, like spinach, are some of the healthiest foods you can eat, it used to be difficult to make them appealing and tempting–until now! Apples are at their sweetest during the holiday season; turkey bacon offers all the flavor of regular bacon with almost half the saturated fat.


Makes 6 servings


6 thin slices bacon
3/4 cup apple cider
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
6 cups packed torn stemmed spinach
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 medium tomato, cut into wedges
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion


  1. Heat medium nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add bacon and cook 5 to 7 minutes per side or until crisp; remove from pan. Discard drippings. Coarsely chop 3 pieces; set aside. Finely chop remaining 3 pieces; return to skillet. Add apple cider, brown sugar, vinegar and pepper. Heat just to a simmer; remove from heat.
  2. Combine spinach, mushrooms, tomato and onion in large bowl. Add dressing; toss to coat. Top with reserved bacon.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 cups salad with dressing
Calories 93
Calories from Fat 39 %
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 4 g
Sodium 170 mg

Dietary Exchange

Vegetable 1-1/2
Fat 1

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