This crispy, refreshing spinach salad is easy to make with fresh ingredients, tossed with a quick ranch dressing, and is easy to customise with your favourite add-ins!

We took our favourite things to pair with spinach: crisp bacon, egg, parmesan and toasted almonds, and tossed everything together for the perfectly balanced salad bowl.
Lastly, the homemade spinach salad dressing definitely helps to pull everything together.

This parmesan bacon spinach salad makes for the perfect side-dish for lunch or even dinner when you want to have a light meal at night.

Bacon and Spinach Salad - bacon ranch salad, bacon salad with ranch dressing

Delicious Spinach Salad Recipe

Elevate your salad game with our innovative Spinach Salad creation. Explore fresh ingredients and your own delicious dressing now!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dressing, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serve
Calories 442 kcal


  • Glass bowl
  • Stainless mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife


Spinach salad ingredients:

  • 1 cup romaine lettuce coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh spinach coarsely chopped
  • ¼ spring onion chopped finely
  • 2 bacon slices cooked. See notes
  • 1 hard-boiled Egg sliced
  • 1 Tbsp almonds toasted and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp shaved parmesan Cheese

Dressing ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp thickened Cream
  • 1 tsp fresh dill chopped
  • tsp onion powder
  • tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice
  • sea salt to taste


For the salad dressing:

  • Place the dressing ingredients (1 Tbsp mayonnaise, 2 tsp thickened Cream, 1 Tbsp Sour Cream and ¼ tsp lemon juice) in a glass bowl.
  • Season it with ⅛ tsp onion powder, ⅛ tsp garlic powder and sea salt.
  • Add the 1 tsp fresh dill.
  • Mix until well combined. Set aside.

For the spinach salad:

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the 1 cup romaine lettuce and 1 cup fresh spinach.
  • Add the chopped 2 bacon slices.
  • Add the sliced 1 hard-boiled Egg.
  • Add the 1 Tbsp almonds.
  • Add the ¼ spring onion.
  • Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp shaved parmesan Cheese.
  • Lastly, add your dressing.
  • Toss the salad with dressing until well combined. Serve.



Try toasting your own almonds.
To go the extra mile, I definitely recommend toasting your own almonds. Not only does it give them a better texture, but it amplifies the flavour ten-fold.
Cooking your bacon.
For this salad, I like to use the oven to cook the bacon. Baking bacon is hands-off and results in crisp bacon slices, perfect for this salad.
Bake your bacon slices in a 200℃ (400℉) oven until crisp, 12 to 18 minutes.

What to serve with your salad.

Butter Prawns.
This salad is perfect on its own for a light lunch alongside a serve of Butter Prawns
BBQ Side-dish.
It’s a great side-dish for any Barbecue or take on any picnic.
It can also be a great accompaniment to some nice steak, seafood or roast chicken.
Potato Salad.
Potato salad is a classic option, and it’s one that’s easy to prepare in advance.
You can also add your favourite vegetables here, like green beans, tomatoes, cucumber, and carrots.
Crunchy BLT Sandwich.
BLT is a classic, and its name comes from the main ingredients – bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes.
So build your BLT sandwich and serve on a plate alongside your salad.
The lettuce and bacon add a bit of crunchiness alongside the spinach salad, while the soft and refreshing tomatoes keep the meal light.
Pasta Salad.
A creamy pasta salad is a great option for what to serve with your spinach salad.
You can use whole wheat pasta or spiral pasta, and you can also vary the ingredients depending on your own personal preferences.
You could also try adding Julienne cut cherry tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, dried cranberries, and black pepper to your plate.
Macaroni Cheese.
Macaroni cheese is a rich and creamy dish consisting of macaroni pasta mixed with a cheesy sauce making it a great pairing with this dish.
Maybe add some Julienne cut cherry tomatoes, olives, feta cheese to your plate with a side of hot garlic bread.
Keyword spinach salad, spinach salad dressing, spinach salad recipe with bacon


Mama Cass · 11/06/2022 at 2:36 am

5 stars
This recipe is ever so simple and tastes very nice

Eric B · 06/12/2022 at 2:52 am

5 stars
I 6x this recipe for a family barbecue. Also made the chicken variation as well as the bacon one

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