Looking for a super delicious and unique salad? Look no further than this spinach salad with soft boiled eggs, bacon, and a mustard vinaigrette.A little redo is welcomed sometimes, isn’t it? That is what this recipe is, a little redo.
About two and a half years ago I posted a version of this salad on my blog. It had a really interesting little photo accompanying the post – interesting in the fact that I when I was searching for this salad originally I passed right over the recipe because I couldn’t tell it was a salad in the picture (lol – trust me, it was THAT bad). I have since deleted that post due to its lack luster status, but am bringing it back today, because it is truly a phenomenal salad, worthy of a redo!
When I was trying to figure out what to do with some bacon I had to use my husband reminded me of this salad. And since I’m all about soft boiled eggs on salads (see this salad with soft boiled eggs and homemade buttermilk ranch dressing) I knew they would be a perfect addition.
This salad is actually quite simple to put together – you just cook up the bacon (I actually just cook it in the microwave when I’m running short on time – which is always) the boil the eggs, and assemble the rest of the ingredients and dressing – all in all it takes about 15-20 minutes to make this salad!
For an added crunch I added some candied pecans from Trader Joes (regular pecans would go well too) – the sweet and savory notes play really well on this salad so that you’re left with a delicious spinach salad with soft boiled eggs, bacon, candied pecans and a mustard vinaigrette – YUM!
To accompany the salad I made the best ever cheesy garlic bread – it has a combination of cheeses and is topped with sunflower seeds – sooooo good, and together with this salad made for one incredible dinner!
Have you ever tried soft boiled eggs on salad? I’m obsessed!
Spinach salad with soft boiled eggs, bacon, and a mustard vinaigrettePrint Rate
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 lb bacon cooked and chopped
- 1/4 cup candied pecans
- 4-6 cups Baby Spinach
- For the dressing:
- 2 ½ Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp honey
- ½ tsp. dried thyme or 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- Dash of salt and pepper
- Bring a small pot of water to boil, submerge eggs and let boil for 6 minutes, then remove from heat and shock the eggs by running them under cold water. Set them aside to cool, when cool enough to touch peel them carefully and cut into 4s.
- Cook bacon and crumble. I like to cook mine in the microwave because it goes so fast - to do so simply line a plate with 3-4 pieces of paper towel, lay bacon slices flat, then cover with 3 sheets of paper towel and microwave for 3 minutes, check on it, then continue microwaving in 30 second intervals until done (checking at each interval for doneness). Remove from microwave and crumble.
- Whisk together salad dressing ingredients and set aside.
- To assemble the salad put the spinach in a large bowl, then sprinkle bacon on, then the candied pecans, then place the eggs around the salad and pour dressing over it and enjoy!
Cool recipe. Can’t wait to try it.
Lynn Lovejoy says
OMG this looks SO good.. need to make this ASAP! Like maybe tomorrow lol! Looks delicious girl!
You’d love this salad – for real girl, it’s legit amazing, even Nick requests it!
taylor @ greens & chocolate says
This is my kind of salad! Love that mustard vinaigrette and of course the cheesy garlic bread on the side too 😉
This salad is such a great weeknight dinner, and cheesy bread – that’s always a perfect side, isn’t it? 🙂
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
I am all about simple salads with BOLD flavors! Spinach and bacon salads are always a winner, but with soft boiled eggs and that delicious mustard vinaigrette? YUM for DAYS! Love this, so glad you decided to do a little “redo”! Pinned! Cheers, Philia!
Thank you so much Cheyanne, salads like this, simple yet amazingly delicious are what I’m all about, you’d love this 🙂
Jamie | The Kitchenarium says
Cue: these are a few of my favorite things… This salad looks awesome and those soft boiled eggs are to die for!
Hahah ‘these are a few of my favorite things’ … now I’m ready for the holidays, but no, it’s too soon, right? Thank you so much for your lovely compliments on the salad, it is definitely a fave around here and I know you’d love it 🙂
The Gourmet Gourmand says
Not going to lie… these are some of my favorite ingredients of all time and you mixed them all into this salad. I love this! So much yum 🙂
This salad, oh my goodness, I can’t even tell you how good it is with all the ingredients. My husband actually asked me to make it – that says a lot right there lol! Thank you for the lovely comment!
Hi Phi, I just posted a spinach salad too, love your version with bacon and eggs!!!! great minds think alike.
Bacon and eggs definitely are super delicious on this salad, I’ll have to check out your version, as I am all about salads right now 🙂
Oh this sounds oh so yummy!!
Thank you so much Shawnna, this is definitely a delicious salad – even my hubby requested it!
Little Cooking Tips says
Great minds think alike (as we have an ancient saying here in Greece) 🙂 We make a very similar salad with raisins and toasted baguette slices!:) Yours is another DELICIOUS alternative and we really can’t wait to try it!
Thanx so much for posting this Phi!
Have a beautiful day dear!
Oh very interesting, a similar salad with raisins and toasted baguette slices sounds great, i’ll have to try that sometime. Thank you for comment 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
I love soft boiled eggs on a salad. They kind of add another dressing.
You’re so right, the eggs definitely add another type of dressing, they’re just so good!!!