Extra-Special Spinach Salads

Spinach salads with warm bacon dressings are both classic and delicious, but when you're looking for different flavors, hounds have favorite variations to recommend.

Toasted nuts, dried fruit, and soft cheese are popular additions. Baby spinach with slivered almonds sautéed in browned butter with a bit of brown sugar, dried cranberries, feta, and a lime vinaigrette is a combination "I never tire of," Breadcrumbs says. smtucker also includes dried cranberries, along with walnuts, goat cheese, and a mustard vinaigrette. "If I am not serving meat with the salad, I add a lightly boiled egg," she says. Chris VR eats a lot of warm spinach salad with goat cheese and Canadian bacon.

Hounds also enjoy spinach salads with international inspirations. Terrie H. is a fan of this Martin Yan recipe, which includes Chinese sausage and a garlicky dressing with chile and fresh herbs, and pine time dresses spinach with guacamole thinned with lemon juice.

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