Spinach, Egg, and Bacon Salad


Using prewashed organic baby spinach makes this classic salad full of spinach, egg, and bacon easy to prepare.


  • 4 large eggs, hard-boiled

  • ¾ pound slab bacon, cut into ¼-inch cubes

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced

  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 1 ½ tablespoons sherry vinegar

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 pounds baby or flat-leaf spinach, washed


  1. Peel eggs, and chop them coarsely. Set aside. Cook bacon in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown and crisp, about 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with a double thickness of paper towels. Reserve 1 teaspoon of bacon fat, and discard the rest.

  2. Meanwhile, combine garlic, shallots, lemon juice, and sherry vinegar in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil, add parsley, and season with salt and pepper.

  3. In a large bowl, toss together spinach, cooked bacon, reserved warm bacon fat, vinaigrette, and chopped eggs. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if necessary, and serve immediately.

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