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Wilted Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Posted by Solitary Dancer on July 19, 2007

Wilted Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing


3 large Eggs
6 ounce Baby spinach – 1/2 a bag
3 tablespoon Cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Splenda
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
pinch Salt
8 slices Thick-cut bacon cut into 1/2″ pieces
1/2 medium Red onion chopped medium
1 clove Garlic minced


Place eggs in medium saucepan, cover with 1 inch of water, and bring to boil over high heat.

Remove pan fro heat, cover, and let stand 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, fill medium bowl with 1 quart ice water.

Transfer eggs to ice water with slotted spoon; let stand 5 minutes, then peel eggs, quarter them lengthwise and set aside.

Place spinach in large bowl. Stir vinegar, Splenda, pepper and salt together in small bowl until it dissolves; Set aside.

Fry bacon in medium skillet over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes.

Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate.

Pour bacon fat into heatproof bowl, then return 3 T. bacon fat to skillet.

Add onion to skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until slightly softened, about 3 minutes; stir in garlic until fragrant, about 15 seconds.

Add vinegar mixture, then remove skillet from heat; working quickly, scrape bottom of skillet with wooden spoon to loosen browned bits.

Pour hot dressing over spinach, add bacon, and toss gently with tongs until spinach is slight wilted.

Divide among individual plates. arrange egg quarters over each, and serve.

Each (app 1 cup) serving contains an estimated: Cals: 248, FatCals: 169, TotFat: 18g SatFat: 7g, PolyFat: 2g, MonoFat: 9g Chol: 172mg, Na: 570mg, K: 384mg TotCarbs: 4g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 1g NetCarbs: 3g, Protein: 15g


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