Spinach Salad with Garlic Dressing

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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8 ounces bacon

3/4 cup olive oil 

1/4 cup red wine vinegar 

Pinch salt and pepper

Pinch salt and pepper 

1 clove garlic, minced 

1 pound leaf spinach, tough stems removed 

8 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced 


  1. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until just crisp. Drain on paper towels and crumble when cool enough to handle. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic.
  3. Wash the spinach leaves very well and spin dry. Tear the leaves into small pieces and place in a medium salad bowl. Add the mushrooms and bacon, and toss to combine. Pour 2/3 cup of the dressing over the salad (reserve the rest for another use) and toss again. Serve immediately.