This wilted spinach salad doesn't follow the bacon-and-egg tradition but it's big on flavor with rich sherry vinegar, a touch of smoky paprika and briny olives.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2008


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place spinach in a large bowl.

  • Place shallot, vinegar and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until the liquid is nearly evaporated. Add almonds and paprika (if using) and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Stir in broth and olives and bring to a simmer. Immediately pour the dressing over the spinach and toss until slightly wilted.


Note: Baby spinach is immature or young spinach--it's harvested earlier than large-leaved mature spinach. We like the sturdy texture of mature spinach in cooked dishes and serve tender, mild-flavored baby spinach raw or lightly wilted. Baby and mature spinach can be used interchangeably in these recipes (yields may vary slightly); be sure to remove the tough stems from mature spinach before using.

Weights & Measures
10 ounces trimmed mature spinach=about 10 cups raw
10 ounces baby spinach=about 8 cups raw

Nutrition Facts

77.1 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 3.3g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 1.7g 7% DV; sugars 0.4g; fat 6.4g 10% DV; saturated fat 0.8g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 5411.1IU 108% DV; vitamin c 16.2mg 27% DV; folate 112.1mcg 28% DV; calcium 66.5mg 7% DV; iron 1.8mg 10% DV; magnesium 51mg 18% DV; potassium 352.2mg 10% DV; sodium 110.7mg 4% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV.