This is my version of Spinach Salad with Hard Boiled Eggs and Bacon. The bacon and egg are both mandatory for this classic salad, but I add a bit of red onion and a few mushrooms when I have them. Not everyone does, but that is the beauty of salad. It can be personalized to your own taste yet you can still enjoy the classic flavour combination.
I like to take a seasonal approach to cooking, just as a general guide. Of course we can buy spinach year round but gardeners know that spinach is an early spring vegetable. I’m a gardener so spring reminds me of spinach, and that reminds me all the spinach recipes I don’t make in the winter. This Spinach Salad with Hard Boiled Eggs and Bacon is one of them.
This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase using these links your cost is the same, but I receive a few cents for every dollar spent. I appreciate your support for this website.
You might think there is no organizing required to make a salad and in many ways that’s true. But what makes you serve the same recipes over and over…until you’re sick of it?
Here are two tips to stay organized and keep adding variety to your everyday salads.
Eggs are natures’ fast food and I’ve always got them in my fridge. For years I would open a cookbook and look up the instructions for hard boiling eggs, just to be sure. Eventually I wrote them onto a recipe card and taped it to the inside of a cupboard door near the stove. I know to put the eggs in the same pot I use for rice so this is what I wrote on the card.
HARD BOILED EGGS
The goal is perfectly cooked yolks with no gray around the edge. I like the NO LID method in winter or if I’m in a hurry. In warmer weather I like the LID ON method but they both work for me.
You don’t need a lot of tools for salad making but you need some basics. My list includes:
I’d love to hear in the comments below if you have some salads that you only make at a certain time of the year.
|10 oz spinach leaves|
|2 slices well cooked bacon, crumbled|
|¼ cup thinly sliced red onion|
|2-3 mushrooms, thinly sliced|
|2 hard boiled eggs, sliced|
|2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar|
|½ tsp Dijon mustard|
|½ tsp sugar|
|salt and pepper|
|6 Tbsp olive oil or (oil and bacon drippings combined)|
Join our community and see what’s cookin’ in my kitchen each week. Download the free ebook if you need some ideas for more everyday cooking at home.