Recipe By Suzanne S.
Published Jun 19th
Prep 20m Cook 10m Additional 1h Ready In 1h 30m
Servings 6 servings Calories 194

This is a quick and easy recipe that is sure to impress guests. It’s not your ordinary spinach salad.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (10 ounce) package baby spinach
  • 1 (6 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • ⅓ cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • ¼ red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • ¼ cup croutons, or as desired

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix vinegar, sugar, water, butter, and salt together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar dissolves and mixture is bubbling, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  2. 2 Whisk egg into dressing; return saucepan to low heat and simmer until dressing thickens, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. 3 Combine spinach, mushrooms, mandarin oranges, almonds, bacon, red onion rings, and croutons in a large bowl; pour dressing over salad. Toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 194
  • Carbohydrate 30 g
  • Cholesterol 38.6 mg
  • Fat 7.2 g
  • Fiber 2.5 g
  • Protein 5.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.4 g
  • Sodium 277.9 mg
  • Sugar 24 g


  1. The butter in the dressing made it congeal over everything in the salad giving everything a solidified butter coating that was not appealing. I should have thought about that. No just no on this salad dressing.
  2. This was a great salad. Not hard to make and very tasty. I served it to guests and they were very complimentary of both the salad and dressing. I didn't toss with dressing because I knew my husband wouldn't care for it so I put out several dressing choices and explained this one. I will - Read more ...
  3. Very good salad. The dressing was good but I think the salad would be just as good with a bottled poppyseed dressing. I used cashews instead of almonds and opted not to use the croutons.
  4. No changes to the recipe and it was delicious; will do it again!
  5. Lots of compliments about the salad. I shared the recipe with my guests that tried it. Very easy to make.
  6. This salad was so good. We used 2 Tsp of honey rather than the sugar. Excellent dressing and salad.
  7. This recipe is very easy & delicious. I may substitute another sweetener for some of the sugar next time I make it; or I may decrease the amount of sugar by 1/3.
  8. Delicious just the way it is I skipped the cooling step because I was in a hurry and it didn't seem to take away from the product's end result just make sure its completely dissolved! So good put bacon on anything and the kids will eat it.
  9. Just made this for the second time in 2 weeks. Fabulous! Didn't change a thing. Didn't add croutons though.
  10. This recipe is great! It is very retro with the warm dressing but the combo of butter sugar and vinegar is delectable! I did not use slivered almonds because I had toasted pecans and that were fabulous. I recommend this for everyone!