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Spinach and Bacon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe-993

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A delicious steakhouse salad that is full of flavor and textures.

Good with grilled meat.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 15 Mins
Cooking time: 10–12 Mins


Blue Cheese Dressing:

  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp finely chopped shallot
  • Pinch sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 8 oz (225g) baby spinach leaves
  • 8 oz (225g) white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, sliced


1. To make the dressing, shake the cheese, oil, vinegar, mustard, shallots, and sugar in a jar until well combined. Season with salt and pepper, and shake again.

2. Cook the bacon in a large frying pan over medium heat about 6 minutes, until crisp. Transfer to paper towels. Let cool. Crumble the bacon.

3. Toss the spinach, mushrooms, scallions and crumbled bacon together in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss again. Serve immediately.


Prepare ahead: The dressing can be refrigerated up to 2 days before serving.

© 2008 Dorling Kindersley

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving.

318kcal (16%)
156mg (16%)
19mg (31%)
305mcg RAE (10%)
33mg (11%)
854mg (36%)
9g (46%)
29g (45%)
2mg (13%)

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