Spinach and Bacon Salad with Hot Dressing

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Appears in
The Cooking of the USA

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1993

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This delicious salad is a favourite in New York City. Crispy bits of bacon with raw spinach is a wonderful combination and the hot dressing magically takes away the sharpness from the spinach. This dish is also good made with watercress or curly endive.


  • 12 oz (350 g) fresh young spinach
  • 2 tablespoons (2 X 15


Wash the spinach carefully in cold water. Pull off the stalks and dry the leaves. Cut them into 1-inch (2 cm) strips and place in a salad bowl. If not using at once, cover with a clean, damp cloth and chill in the refrigerator.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the bacon over a medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and chop coarsely. Before serving, add the vinegar and