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Bacon And Egg Spinach Salad Recipe

Bacon And Egg Spinach Salad Recipe

By JulieVR

I’m growing spinach in my back yard an easy, cool weather crop that comes up quickly (my kind of fast food) and can be replanted, providing a constant supply of fresh greens all summer long. Spinach does well in partial shade, and can be grown in planter boxes, even if all you have is a deck or window sill.

With this new abundance of perfect, as local as you can get spinach, we’re starting to eat more dark green salads. I do love wilted spinach and spinach in soup, but I can hardly bear to wilt such perfect leaves. Awhile ago, we came up with the perfect use of them bacon and egg spinach salad. Easy, fast, cheap and a great way to turn a salad into a full meal-in-a-bowl. Crusty bread toasted to crouton perfection is reminiscent of the toast that would normally go alongside bacon and eggs, and the soft-boiled or poached eggs allow for runny yolk to mingle with the dressing far more tempting than the usual hard-boiled you’d find in a spinach salad. I can hardly imagine a spinach salad any other way now.

Bacon & Egg Spinach Salad


  • This salad is also brilliant with a chopped tomato or ripe avocado.
  • 1/2 baguette, cut into chunks, or about 3 cups of cubed or torn crusty bread
  • olive or canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, squished
  • 1 big bunch fresh baby spinach (or 1 bag)
  • 3-5 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 eggs, poached or soft-boiled


  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. grainy mustard
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • salt & freshly ground pepper to taste


Spread the bread chunks out on a baking sheet. Pour some oil into a small dish and swish the garlic clove around in it; drizzle over the bread and toss to lightly coat, then toast in the oven until golden. To make the dressing, shake everything up in a jar or whisk together in a bowl. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Build your salad with greens, crumbled bacon and croutons, then top with an egg and drizzle with dressing.