Warm Spinach Salad with Roasted Red Peppers

Tasty, good for you and low in carbs--this wilted spinach salad fits the bill. Turkey bacon and reduced-fat feta cheese keep the fat and calories low, while the spinach and roasted sweet peppers add vitamins A and C.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 1 slice turkey bacon

  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon sugar or sugar substitute equivalent to 1 teaspoon sugar (see Tip)

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach

  • 3 tablespoons jarred roasted red sweet peppers, drained and sliced

  • 2 tablespoons whole almonds or pecans, toasted (see Tip)

  • 1 tablespoon crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese


  1. To prepare the dressing: in a medium skillet, cook bacon according to package directions; remove from skillet. Cool slightly; chop and set aside. In the same skillet, whisk together vinegar, oil, sugar, garlic, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine chopped bacon, spinach, roasted peppers, almonds, and feta cheese. Drizzle with warm dressing. Toss to coat. Serve immediately.


Tips: Choose from Splenda(R) Granular or Sweet'N Low(R) bulk or packets as a sugar substitute. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 teaspoon sugar. Nutrition Information Per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 116 cal., 5 g carb. Carb choices: 0

To toast nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

123 Calories
9g Fat
7g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 123
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Vitamin A 2864IU 57%
Vitamin C 47mg 52%
Folate 61mcg 15%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Magnesium 51mg 12%
Potassium 293mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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