Happy New Year!
Nick and I eat this quite often and that's, of course, because it's so good. I believe you'll agree!
Helpful to know: Choose mushrooms that are white and firm. To keep them fresh, store in a paper bag with the top loosely folded over. Place on a shelf in the refrigerator (not in the crisper) for 1-2 days. The amount of bacon you use is a matter of preference; about 1½ slices per salad seems to be just right. As with most salads, I prefer to toss just the greens with the dressing and then top each salad with the additional undressed ingredients.
Non-Traditional Spinach Salad Dressing
Apple Cider Celery Seed Dressing (see October 27, 2010 post)
Traditional Spinach Salad, undressed
8 generous handfuls baby spinach
8 medium mushrooms, sliced
8 hard-boiled eggs, room temperature, chopped
8-12 slices bacon, cooked until crisp
8 slices red onion, thinly sliced
In a large bowl, toss spinach with Non-Traditional Spinach Salad Dressing until lightly coated. Divide spinach evenly among 8 salad plates or shallow bowls. Top each salad with mushroom slices, chopped egg, bacon and red onion, distributing evenly. Serve any unused portion of Non-Traditional Spinach Salad Dressing (Apple Cider Celery Seed Dressing) buffet style. Yield: 8 servings.