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Hot Strawberry Spinach Salad with Bacon | Grandbaby Cakes

Hot Strawberry Spinach Salad with Bacon

A beautiful and perfectly spring seasonal Hot Strawberry Spinach Salad with Bacon from the new Pure Delicious cookbook by Heather Christo.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword easy recipes, light recipes, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 225kcal
Author Heather Christo from Pure Delicious Cookbook


  • 5 uncured bacon slices
  • 1 large shallot minced
  • Kosher Salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 cup thinly sliced strawberries


  • In a skillet or heavy pan, cook the bacon until crispy on both sides. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel to drain, leaving the rendered fat in the pan.
  • Add the shallot and a sprinkle of salt to the bacon fat and cook over low heat, stirring often, until the shallot is soft, about 5 minutes. Add the oil, vinegar, and honey and stir. Cook for 5 minutes more.
  • Remove the dressing from the heat and add the spinach, strawberries, and crumbled bacon to the pan. Toss the salad well to coat the leaves (they will wilt slightly) and season with salt. Transfer to a platter and serve immediately.
  • Note: If possible, try using one of the beautiful artisanal spinaches available seasonally, like the red spinach in the cookbook.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3990IU | Vitamin C: 33.6mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.5mg