This blue cheese, corn and spinach salad recipe is delicious tossed with a warm bacon-spiked tomato vinaigrette. We love a full-flavored blue cheese like Maytag, but a milder blue cheese is also nice. This spinach salad is great with pizza or as a light side salad.

Hilary Meyer


Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook bacon in a small skillet over medium heat until crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon bits to a paper towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon. Add shallot to the pan and cook, stirring, until softened and fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar and mustard.

  • Stand a box grater up in the pan; shred one tomato half through the large holes; stir to combine the tomato juice with the dressing. (Discard tomato skin.)

  • Chop the remaining tomato half and toss in a large bowl with spinach, corn, eggs and blue cheese. Drizzle the dressing from the skillet over the salad; toss to coat.


To remove corn kernels, stand an ear of corn on its stem end and slice the kernels off with a sharp knife. You'll get about 1 cup fresh kernels from one large ear of corn.

To hard-boil eggs, place in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with 1 inch of water. Bring just to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, immediately pour out hot water and cover the eggs with ice-cold water. Let stand in the water until cool.

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; protein 9.2g 18% DV; carbohydrates 12g 4% DV; dietary fiber 1.9g 7% DV; sugars 4.9g; fat 7.9g 12% DV; saturated fat 3.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 104.9mg 35% DV; vitamin a iu 2809.1IU 56% DV; vitamin c 15.5mg 26% DV; folate 81.5mcg 20% DV; calcium 88.8mg 9% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 43.6mg 16% DV; potassium 437.4mg 12% DV; sodium 257mg 10% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 13% DV.