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Salads & sides

Spinach Salad with Warm Balsamic Walnut Dressing

Spinach Salad with Warm Balsamic Walnut Dressing recipe
photo by:kraft
Fresh spinach, mushrooms, red onion and feta cheese are tossed with a warm bacon, walnut and balsamic dressing for a delicious side-dish salad.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
25 min
servings
total:
6 servings, 2 cups each
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What You Need

1
bag  (10 oz.) spinach, washed, drained
1
cup  sliced fresh mushrooms
1
pkg.  (4 oz.) ATHENOS Traditional Crumbled Feta Cheese
1/2 of a
medium  red onion, sliced
8
slices  OSCAR MAYER Center Cut Bacon
1/2
cup  coarsely chopped PLANTERS Walnuts
1/4
cup  balsamic vinegar
1/4
cup  olive oil
1/2
tsp.  salt
1/4
tsp.  pepper
2
 hard-cooked eggs, quartered

Make It

TOSS spinach with mushrooms, cheese and onions in large bowl; set aside.

COOK bacon in large skillet on medium heat to desired crispness, turning frequently. Remove bacon from skillet; reserve 2 Tbsp. of the drippings in skillet. Place bacon on paper towels to drain.

ADD walnuts to reserved drippings in skillet. Cook 1 to 2 min. or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally. Stir in vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Cook 30 sec. or until heated through. Pour hot dressing over salad; toss to coat. Top with eggs. Crumble bacon; sprinkle over salad.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve with a whole grain roll.
Make Ahead
Prepare salad dressing as directed. Do not pour dressing over salad. Cool dressing. Refrigerate salad and dressing until ready to serve. Heat dressing just before serving. Add to salad; toss to coat. Top with eggs; sprinkle with reserved bacon.
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