Becky Luigart-Stayner
16 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

Although this pleasantly wilted salad is best made shortly before serving, you can prepare and chill the vinaigrette up to a day in advance; microwave at HIGH for 30 seconds and stir well before tossing with the salad ingredients.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare vinaigrette, cook bacon in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan. Crumble bacon; set aside. Add vinegars, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper to drippings in pan, stirring with a whisk; bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

Step 2

To prepare salad, combine onion, pears, spinach, and bacon in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette, and toss gently to coat.

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Ratings & Reviews

LHPettit61's Review

April 06, 2014
I made this today and strayed a little from the recipe (spring mix greens, celery, and carrot), and it was amazing! If you love salads, vinaigrette, and bacon you are going love this salad. So, low in calories you could grill some chicken and it would be delish!.

juliek5's Review

June 20, 2012

Michelle731's Review

January 24, 2012
I made this today for the first time and I thought it was terrific! This will be my new go to Vinaigrette. It was very easy to make and it balanced the flavors very well! This would be great for a simple salad or even for entertaining guests!.

PamDisney's Review

December 26, 2011
Pretty salad, but we thought the vinegar was too strong. We've had better spinach salads.

Beckydoll's Review

November 22, 2010
My sister requests this salad for every one of our weekly lunches together! My husband doesn't care for the overt vinegar taste, but that just means more for me! I used this same dressing on blanched green beans to great reviews from family.

karengra's Review

May 13, 2010
Looks like a nice dish. This site has a great version of this recipe

KimShaffer's Review

May 04, 2010
This recipe is amazing. I make it for every baby shower, wedding is a real crowd pleaser.

carolfitz's Review

November 14, 2008
Excellent salad, with the "wilting" providing a twist from the usual. Made to recipe except drained the bacon fat prior to assembling the vinaigrette. Served before CL's pork with lemon caper sacue.