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.


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

1 cup
150 calories; protein 9.2g; carbohydrates 12g; dietary fiber 1.9g; sugars 4.9g; fat 7.9g; saturated fat 3.2g; cholesterol 104.9mg; vitamin a iu 2809.1IU; vitamin c 15.5mg; folate 81.5mcg; calcium 88.8mg; iron 1.4mg; magnesium 43.6mg; potassium 437.4mg; sodium 257mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat