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Spinach Bacon Salad

Long-time favorite from my mother-in-law’s recipe collection. Whenever this is served, without fail someone asks for the recipe.

Spinach Bacon Salad
  • 2 lb fresh spinach
  • 2 heads red leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 lb bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tblsp grated (not chopped, you want the juice) onion
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cup small-curd cottage cheese
  1. Tear spinach and lettuce.
  2. Toss together.
  1. Combine all ingredients except cottage cheese and shake well.
  2. Add half of cottage cheese and shake again.
  3. Just before serving, toss together dressing with greens, remaining cottage cheese, and bacon.


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