Hot Spinach Salad

Hot Spinach Salad


"Fresh spinach and bleu cheese with warm homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Use a Danish bleu, if you can."


30 m servings 457 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 457 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 41.2 g
  • 63%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 10.3 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 464 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, arrange spinach and red onion slices and top with toasted pecans and crumbled blue cheese.
  2. In a small saucepan, warm the garlic in the olive oil to allow its flavor to diffuse into the oil. Then add molasses, vinegar and pepper. Whisking constantly, bring almost to a boil, remove from heat and cool until just warm. Pour into a shakeable container, shake and pour over salad. Serve immediately.
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  1. 40 Ratings


Excellent salad! We have enjoyed this salad a number of times. Its very good using the dressing that Lisa B provides. But everyone is WOWED when I use the Hot Bacon Dressing provided by Vera on ...

Very tasty!! I was asked for the recipe both times I brought it to pot-lucks. I didn't add all of the dressing (I didn't end up with as much spinach after trimming) and saved it for my own sal...

Great salad! I recommend halving the amount of dressing.

Excellent salad. I used goat cheese (chevre) instead of blue cheese and it was fabulous! The vinaigrette is wonderful....

This dressing is awesome!!! I had to go back & make more during dinner because it was soooo good! I did increase the molasses & decrease the vinegar some. Used bacon, onion & feta cheese with...

The flavor on this was wonderful, but there was too much dressing for the amount of salad. I would cut it down by half if I made it again.

Being one of my favorite salads in general, I am pleased to find this recipe taste very close to what I often order. I didnt follow the exact quantity for the dressing. I found myself using more...

The basic ingredients were great, but I would experiment with the dressing...It seemed a little bitter for the tastes of my family. It also makes alot of salad for just a first course.

I have been using this recipe for over a year now. The dressing has become one of my favorites, to use on almost any salad (and I don't find it "bland", as some others did, in any way.