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Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad

 Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad deserves a spot in the salad ‘Hall Of Fame’. Wherever that is! This salad is built with Fresh spinach, crispy crunchy bacon, rich luscious heart healthy avocado and feta cheese. A bright sparkly, flavorful scratch salad dressing adds the finishing touch. Choose your own add ins and garnish with berries as you prefer. It’s Gluten free and light on carbs and calories too.
Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad

Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad. Add in-season berries for extra nutrition and sweet flavor.

We had a large crowd for dinner and they all loved this salad. It started out in a huge silver bowl (I doubled the recipe). It was retired to the fridge with only one serving left. Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad  delights  the taste buds, it’s full of healthy nutrients and terrifically easy to make!

Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad

Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad

Is your garden  full of lovely fresh spinach? This is the salad to use it up.  Our garden is Late late late! This spring is so cold even our kale is shivering out there. Peas are barely up and spinach? Forget it. And it’s MAY!

What you’re seeing is Organic Girl baby spinach. It’s easy and convenient to build this salad with pre-washed baby spinach.

Baby Spinach Greens For Spinach Avocado&Nbsp;Bacon Salad

Baby Spinach Greens for Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad

This is a filling salad. Made correctly it can be a meal replacer and very healthy addition to your diet. Please use natural uncured bacon and organic veggies. No need to add unnecessary chemicals into your diet.

The nutritional upside:

Spinach is rich in antioxidants beta carotene, vitamins a and c, and an excellent source of folate and vitamin k. Baby spinach is even MORE intensely nutritious than mature leaves.

Avocado gives you heart healthy fats and other nutritional benefits.Avocado Is One Of The Healthy Ingredients In This Salad

Bacon actually has some health benefits too. Just keep it natural and uncured.

Feta  cheese is naturally low fat, low carb and delicious! So easy to crumble it up and sprinkle it over your finished salad.

Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad!

In my opinion, salad is made for fooling around. So go into your fridge and pantry and fool around a little with add ins for this crazy good side dish. But make the salad dressing as directed! Do not cop out and use bottled. The salad dressing in this recipe is so easy and you will love it.

Maybe you will love it so much you will make a huge batch and keep it handy in your fridge for other green salads. This would be an awesome dressing for our  Spring Garden Berry Salad , or any spinach or kale salad. Just saying.

The salad base is just a few ingredients.

Spinach, avocado and bacon. I consider the feta a necessary base ingredient too. (although other cheeses would work,) Feta has a distinct piquant flavor profile. You should go in that direction if you want to stay true to this recipe.

Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad

Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad is made with organic spinach, avocados and unprocessed natural bacon. Feta cheese is a very good compliment to these basic ingredients. Strawberries compliment these ingredient flavors really well. So I highly recommend you use them.

Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad

Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad backbone ingredients

Enhance this basic recipe with your choice of healthy extras. This salad is versatile. Make it your own.

The salad dressing is “To Die For”…not kidding. That’s good dressing!

Salad Dressing Instructions:

  • Whisk the salad dressing ingredients and set aside until needed. You can store it in an airtight covered bowl in your fridge and let it sit all day or overnight if it’s easier. All the flavors will intensify that way.  Before serving let it sit out and warm up to room temperature so it pours well. Do NOT dress the salad ahead of serving. The salad will retain its texture best if dressed at serving. I serve the salad undressed and let everyone pour on their own dressing as they wish.
    Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad

    Dress the salad at serving time for best results.

Likely additions include:

  • nuts (try pine nuts, walnuts, pecans…)
  • organic dried cranberries
  • pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • Croutons

We eat a lot of salad. All of these extras have found their way into our salads over time. Each of them adds a bit of nutrition and zing to a good basic green salad recipe like this one.

Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad Preparations:

Ingredients For Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad

These are the basic Ingredients for Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad. Put it all together with your favorite extras and the salad dressing for an amazing healthy filling meal replacer.

Time saver tip: Fry the bacon ahead, drain it  and store in the fridge. Assembling this salad just got fast.

Directions for the bacon:

  • Slice bacon into 1/2 inch pieces
  • Fry on medium heat until crispy
  • Drain off the fat and dry the bacon on a paper towel. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

At Serving Time:

  • Rough chop the spinach(for large leaves) and place in a large bowl.
  • Add the chopped avocados and bacon
  • Toss the salad with the dressing just before serving.
  • Sprinkle with the crumbled feta cheese and strawberries
  • Add your extras as you prefer. Enjoy!

Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad

spinach Avocado Bacon Salad looks pretty when presented well. Once it’s tossed it all about the taste!

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Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad
Yield: 12

Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Delicious healthy Spinach Avocado Bacon salad recipe is quick and easy. Make it a light lunch, healthy side or a light meal replacer. The variety of flavors and texture satisfy the palate and won't increase your waistline. Gluten free!

Ingredients

  • DRESSING INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, or avocado oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, or 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • SALAD INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 large bunches of spinach leaves, or about 8 cups baby spinach leaves. Adjust to your bowl size
  • 1/2 lb. of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 6 ripe strawberries, cleaned, hulled and sliced

Instructions

  1. This salad will retain its texture best if dressed at serving
  2. Directions for the bacon:
  3. Slice bacon into 1/2 inch pieces
  4. Fry on medium heat until crispy
  5. Drain off the fat and dry the bacon on a paper towel. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. Salad Dressing Instructions:
  7. Whisk the salad dressing ingredients and set aside until needed. You can store it in an airtight covered bowl in your fridge and let it sit all day or overnight if it's easier. All the flavors will intensify that way.
  8. Before serving let it sit out and warm up to room temperature so it pours well.
  9. At Serving Time:
  10. Rough chop the spinach and place in a large bowl
  11. Add the chopped avocados and bacon
  12. Toss the salad with the dressing just before serving.
  13. Sprinkle with the crumbled feta cheese.
  14. Top with sliced strawberries
  15. Add your extras as you prefer. Enjoy!

Notes

The time to make this salad is all about how you do the prep and what you are working with. Prewashed spinach is very quick and easy. Frying the bacon is the longest process so start that right away before you make the dressing or chop the veggies.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 Cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 298

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I have made this salad several times now. I am reposting it for you. It’s SO good! You won’t want to miss this yummy healthy strawberry spinach salad with bacon.

 

Slightly adapted from: Winner Dinners.com

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This salad is built with fresh spinach, crispy crunchy bacon, rich luscious heart healthy avocado and feta cheese.

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