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Wilted Spinach Salad with Bacon and Avocado

Sue Lau
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Salads
Cuisine American



  • 6 strips thick bacon
  • 6 ounces baby spinach leaves
  • 4 ounces iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 2 ripe avocados chopped

Hot Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup bacon drippings
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch


  • Cook bacon until crisp; cool and crumble or chop.
  • Toss spinach and lettuce in a mixing bowl with chopped scallions.
  • Drain off all bacon grease except one-fourth cup; whisk in the lemon juice, sugar, mustard, salt, pepper and cornstarch.
  • Heat dressing to a boil, whisking, then pour over salad and toss.
  • Add tomatoes, avocado and crumbled bacon and toss again.
  • Serve at once.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword spinach salad, wilted lettuce, wilted salad