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This spinach salad with bacon and eggs recipe is quick, really easy, and bursting with flavor! The creamy and tangy garlic dressing will become a new favorite in your home.

Can’t get enough bacon and spinach? Try my or Sautéed Spinach with Bacon or Creamy Balsamic Spinach Bacon Chicken next.

a bowl with spinach salad with a fork

Why you’ll love it

I actually posted this OG blog recipe way back in 2015, when Salt & Lavender first started, after enjoying it at a friend of a friend’s home. Time sure flies! I’m so excited to bring this bacon spinach salad out of the vault so you also can devour it in all its fresh and creamy glory.

This simple spinach salad is one of those salads for people who say they don’t really like salad. Spinach is smothered in a simple homemade creamy dressing with garlic, and crispy bacon and hearty eggs round out this filling salad that tastes like a treat. It’s a fantastic way to eat your greens.

What you’ll need

For the salad

  • Eggs – hard-boiled eggs are a rich source of protein and nutrients
  • Bacon – for a little crunch and burst of savory flavor
  • Spinach – we’re using fresh baby spinach

For the dressing

  • Sour cream and mayo – the tasty base for making it creamy with a hint of tang
  • Balsamic vinegar – a classic for salad dressing to add acidity and flavor
  • Garlic – I like to use my trusty garlic press to finely mince the cloves. No sticky garlic fingers!
ingredients for spinach salad in prep bowls

Can I make this spinach salad ahead of time?

  • Absolutely. All you need to do is fry up the bacon, boil and peel the eggs, make the dressing, and prep the spinach. Keep everything in the fridge in separate containers until you’re ready to assemble the salad, toss it, and eat.
  • I like to use these jars for storing salad dressing. They’re great to take on the go for work lunches.

How to make spinach salad with bacon

This is an overview with step-by-step photos. Full ingredients & instructions are in the recipe card below.

boiling eggs and frying bacon in a skillet

Hard boil the eggs. Drain and let cool, and then peel and chop them finely. Using kitchen shears, cut up the bacon. Fry until crispy in a skillet. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.

making dressing in a bowl for spinach salad with bacon

In a small bowl, mix together the salad dressing ingredients with a spoon until smooth. Give it a taste, and adjust if needed. Toss with the spinach and bacon in a large bowl, top with the eggs, and add salt & pepper. Enjoy right away!

Substitutions and variations

  • Feel free to use pre-cooked bacon bits if that’s all you have. I do prefer cooking the bacon myself, though, for optimal flavor and freshness.
  • Adding some chopped red onion or sliced mushrooms would be delicious if that’s your thing.

What to serve with spinach salad

Leftovers and storage

  • As with any salad, this spinach salad is best eaten fresh. I wouldn’t recommend keeping leftovers in the fridge too long since it’ll wilt.
  • If you’re concerned there will be a lot left over, simply portion it out and dress each bowl individually and wait to assemble the rest later. The dressing will keep for 4-5 days in the fridge in a covered container.
a bowl of spinach salad with serving spoons

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a bowl with spinach salad with a fork
4.93 from 14 votes

Spinach Salad with Bacon and Eggs

This spinach salad with bacon and eggs recipe is quick, really easy, and bursting with flavor! The creamy and tangy garlic dressing will become a new favorite in your home.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 (5 ounce) package fresh baby spinach
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Hard boil the eggs. My preferred method is to time 10 minutes from when the eggs have started to boil, and then I drain them and rinse them under cool water then let them sit in cold water in the pan they were cooked in until they've cooled (about 5-10 minutes). Peel and chop them.
  • Cut the bacon into small pieces (I find it easiest to do this with kitchen shears). Fry in a skillet over medium-high heat until crispy (about 10 minutes) while the eggs are cooking/cooling. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate once cooked.
  • Meanwhile, make the dressing by mixing the mayo, sour cream, balsamic vinegar, and garlic together in a small bowl. Taste and adjust as needed.
  • Assemble the salad by tossing the spinach with the dressing and bacon pieces. Add the eggs on top. Season with salt & pepper to taste and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Serves 2 as a main course or 4 as a side salad.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
     

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 113mg, Sodium: 369mg, Potassium: 310mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 3500IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 58mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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This recipe was originally published on July 9, 2015. It’s been updated with new photos and better instructions but is the same great recipe!


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41 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    I really liked this. Also added a “titch” oflemon juice. Didn’t have sour cream so added greek yoghurt. I loved it but unfortunatly hubby said he preferred another recipe. He did have seconds tho lol.

    1. I’m glad you liked it! Re: your husband… I’ve heard worse hahaha I’m glad he liked it enough to have a second helping lol. šŸ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    Yum made this tonight added Heirloom tomatoes and an extra egg as it was our meal. Will make again

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!! Made it for a dinner party and it received rave reviews. It felt good to serve this deliciousness!! We will never buy bottled dressing again!! And, so simple. Thank you!!

  4. Ok I must know … Is the dressing a sweet garlic taste ?. I have been searching for a sweet garlic dressing but have had no luck…

    1. Hi! I wouldn’t really call it sweet, but I suppose some balsamic vinegars are slightly sweet, so you could definitely give it a go knowing that. Or add a touch of honey or sugar to taste, but I’d be careful not to go overboard.