Simple Spinach Salad
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This spinach salad has such simple ingredients but the flavor is amazing. Without fail, someone asks me for this recipe every single time I make it. You would never guess how easy it is to make. This spinach salad is perfect for entertaining or as a light meal. The mushrooms marinate in the dressing to create wonderful flavor and texture. Most of the ingredients to this salad are in the dressing, which can be easily made ahead of time and keeps for several days, making this salad a real time saver.
  • Baby Spinach, washed and dried
  • Swiss Cheese, shredded
  • Bacon bits
  • Sliced mushrooms (I like baby portobello but button mushrooms work fine)
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 T poppy seeds
  1. Combine sliced mushrooms, red onion, olive oil, cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and poppy seeds.
  2. Let the dressing sit for at least a few hours before serving.
  3. Toss the spinach leaves with the salad dressing about 10 minutes before serving.
  4. Top the salad with swiss cheese and bacon.
  5. Variation - To create a more mild onion flavor, the red onion can be chopped and cooked with the bacon.
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