Bacon and Spinach Salad

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

Bacon and Spinach Salad
Another bacon salad recipe that you will absolutely love!
Who doesn’t like bacon anyway? Baked to a crunch, it goes well with any kind of salad.

Create your ranch dressing from scratch or use your store bought favourite.

Perfect for lunch or even dinner when you want to have a light meal during the night.

Bacon and Spinach Salad - bacon ranch salad, bacon salad with ranch dressing
Yield: Yield: 1 Serve

Spinach and bacon salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This is the best bacon salad with ranch dressing recipe ever and I think you’re going to love it!
It’s loaded with bacon, lettuce and spinach with a hint of cheese!

Served with crusty bread, with your own ranch dressing, this is really a meal on its own, rather than just a salad.
It could be called a bacon ranch salad.

Ingredients

Ranch dressing ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Whipping Cream
  • 1 tsp fresh Dill, chopped
  • ⅛ tsp Onion powder
  • ⅛ tsp Garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp Lemon juice
  • Sea salt, to taste

Bacon and Spinach salad ingredients:

  • 1 cup Romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh Spinach
  • ¼ Spring Onion
  • 2 Bacon slices, cooked
  • 1 hard-boiled Egg, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Almonds, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

For the ranch dressing:

  1. Place the dressing ingredients(mayo, whipped cream, sour cream) in a bowl.
    2) Season it with onion powder, garlic powder and salt.
    3) Add the fresh dill.
    4) Mix until well combined. Set aside.

For the bacon salad:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the lettuce and spinach.
    2) Add the chopped bacon.
    3) Add the sliced boiled-egg.
    4) Add the chopped almonds.
    5) Add the green onions.
    6) Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
    7) Lastly, add the ranch dressing.
    8) Toss the salad with dressing until well combined. Serve.

Notes

Important:

Cooking Bacon


For this salad, we like to use our oven to cook the bacon. Baking bacon is hands-off and results in crisp bacon slices, perfect for this salad.
Bake bacon slices in a 200℃/400℉ oven until crisp, 12 to 18 minutes.

Bacon salad serving suggestions

  1. This salad is perfect on its own for a light lunch alongside a serve of Butter Prawns
  2. It’s a great side-dish for any Barbecue or take on any picnic.
  3. It can also be a great accompaniment to some nice steak, seafood or roast chicken.

Bacon salad recipe Variations

  1. Cheese and bacon salad
    Make your own cheese and bacon salad.
    I also like to toss things like diced feta cheese.
  2. Bacon salad with chilli
    Toss a bit of chopped fresh chilli through this salad.
  3. Bacon salad with tomatoes
    Different-coloured cherry tomatoes are a really nice addition too.
  4. Bacon and spinach salad and cranberries
    For a slightly flavour variation, substitute the almonds with dried cranberries.
  5. Chicken and bacon salad
    Create your own chicken and bacon salad.
    For a different flavour and texture, halve the bacon and replace with shredded chicken.
  6. Cauliflower and bacon salad
    Substitute the spinach with diced cauliflower florets.
  7. Try a different salad dressing
    If you fancy spicing up your dressing, try it Jamie Oliver style!
    Start by peeling some ginger and grating it into a bowl, then stir in some sesame oil, along with olive oil, soy sauce, and lime juice.
    Then add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar before whisking the dressing together. Easy!

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Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 442Total Fat 37gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 242mgSodium 1371mgCarbohydrates 8gFibre 3gSugar 3gProtein 21g

"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."

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