Baby Spinach Salad Baby Spinach Salad

Author: Canadian Living

Stumped on getting your kids to eat spinach salad? Try this easy recipe with lots of Cheddar cheese (and bacon!) for a yummy spinach salad with crunchy croutons.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2005



Cut bacon crosswise into thin strips. In skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel to drain. (Make-ahead: Cover and set aside for up to 1 hour; reheat 1 tsp/5 mL of the bacon fat to continue.)

In heatproof measuring cup, mix garlic with 1 tsp (5 mL) of the hot bacon drippings. Whisk in vinegar; let stand for 1 minute. Whisk in oil, salt and pepper.

Place spinach in large serving bowl. Sprinkle with croutons, bacon and all but 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the cheese; toss with dressing. Garnish with remaining cheese.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 12 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 298 mg
  • Protein 8 g
  • Calories 209.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Cholesterol 24 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g


  • Iron 13.0
  • Folate 49.0
  • Calcium 17.0
  • Vitamin A 39.0
  • Vitamin C 23.0
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Baby Spinach Salad