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Spinach salad with soft boiled eggs, bacon, and a mustard vinaigrette

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 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!