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Spinach & Bacon Salad with Peaches

Peaches and bacon? Oh, yeah. I made this family favorite for a big summer party. It was so easy to prep the parts separately, then toss it all together right before chow time. —Megan Riofski, Frankfort, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (1-1/2 cups dressing)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • SALAD:
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach (about 6 ounces)
  • 2 medium peaches, sliced
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 large hard-boiled large eggs, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Place the first 6 ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended. In a large bowl, combine spinach, peaches, mushrooms, eggs, bacon, onion and almonds. Serve with dressing and cheese.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups salad with 3 tablespoons dressing: 391 calories, 35g fat (6g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Feb 19, 2017

    We made this to take to a holiday family dinner. Since peaches were out of season, I used frozen. Turned out very good. Dressing was light and flavorful, a good simple compliment to the spinach and peaches.

  • cwbuff2
    Aug 9, 2015

    I thought this was a fresh-tasting change in spinach salads. I made it for a church picnic and got a lot of compliments. I agree with pdarwin that the ingredients complimented each other. I definitely recommend this salad.

  • bjsilve0
    Jun 13, 2015

    Okay but nothing special. The peaches add nothing.

  • pdarwin
    Jun 5, 2015

    What a pretty and healthy tasty salad!! The dressing was light and delicious tasting. I did add a tad more of vinegar since I like a little tang to my dressing. I was a little skeptical of the peaches with the onions and bacon, but it was delicious. They all complimented each other. I did not have a red onion so I substituted a couple of diced green onions. To my chagrin I also realized I did not have any almonds so I made some candied pecans to go in it instead. I would definitely recommend for you to try this salad.Volunteer Field Editor since 2013