Springtime spinach salad

    30 min

    Strawberries and spinach are delicious in spring, and tossed with other fresh ingredients, real bacon, and hard boiled eggs, they make a wonderful salad. A sweet, tangy oil and vinegar dressing tops it off!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 eggs
    • 4 rashers bacon
    • 150g fresh spinach, rinsed and torn
    • 50g sliced fresh mushrooms
    • 150g sliced fresh strawberries
    • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
    • 1 kiwi fruit, sliced
    • 1/2 orange, peeled and segmented
    • 4 tbsp ketchup
    • 4 tbsp water
    • 4 tbsp olive oil
    • 4 tbsp brown sugar
    • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
    • 1/2 tsp spicy mustard
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 50g croutons

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place the eggs in a saucepan with enough cold water to cover. Bring to the boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover, and let eggs stand in hot water for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from hot water and cool. Peel, chop, and set aside.
    2. Cook the bacon in a frying pan over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, dice and set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, toss together the eggs, bacon, spinach, mushrooms, strawberries, onion, kiwi and orange.
    4. In a separate bowl, mix the ketchup, water, olive oil, brown sugar, cider vinegar and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over the salad mixture, and top the salad with croutons.

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    I love making my own salad dressing and this is one of my favorites. People ask me for the recipe whenever I make it. I omit the kiwi and orange and usually, add corn. I only use maybe a quarter of the dressing on the salad. I don't like salad swimming in dressing, but I save the rest and use on other salads or give it away to a guest so they can enjoy it. This is really a nice sweet and tangy dressing that works well with a lot of different salads.  -  01 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a big hit at our Easter Dinner this year! The salad is really easy to make - I think the dressing is wonderful and it really makes the salad a success! you can pour as much on or as little of the dressing on as you want! I will definitely make this again!  -  20 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very Good! Perhaps too much dressing but otherwise a big hit  -  08 May 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)