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Warm Spinach and Beet Salad with Bacon Dressing

October 13, 2017

By Kath Dedon


Warm Spinach and Beet Salad with Bacon Dressing is a winner! I was looking for something different to do with the beautiful yellow beets I bought and found Jasper White’s recipe in Jasper White’s Cooking from New England.

The recipe says it serves 4 – 6. I halved it, and it made 2 generous servings. We also had chorizo sausage, but, honestly, the best part of the meal was this salad. I will definitely make again.

Without further ado, here is my take on Warm Spinach and Beet Salad with Bacon Dressing!


Warm Spinach and Beet Salad with Bacon Dressing (and sausage)


Warm Spinach and Beet Salad with Bacon Dressing

(Adapted from a recipe in Jasper White’s Cooking from New England)


(print the recipe))


My 3 medium yellow beets weighed about 9 ounces, total, with the greens and roots trimmed.


Serves 2

2 – 3 medium beets (6 – 9 ounces total)

8 ounces baby spinach

2 slices thick bacon, cut in half lengthwise and then into small pieces

1½ teaspoons oil

½ medium onion, cut into medium (½ inch) dice

1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar

Serve with Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season to taste


  1. Peel the beets and cut them into ½-inch sticks. Bring a pot of water to a boil. When it’s boiling, add a spoonful of salt and the beets. Boil until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Cook the bacon in a large skillet until it’s starting to get crisp.



3. Add the oil and the onion and cook for a couple of minutes, just until the onion is starting to get tender.

Onions added


4. Add the vinegar and the beets and cook, stirring, for just a minute or so.

beets added


5. Add the spinach and toss it with the other ingredients until it just starts to wilt. (Mr. White says, “Move very fast or you will have a cooked vegetable, not a salad.”)

Spinach added


6. Serve with salt and black pepper to season to taste.


Two sausages for Bob 

Warm Spinach and Beet Salad with Bacon Dressing


Tall Warm Spinach and Beet Salad


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Barbara Maurer permalink
    October 13, 2017 3:01 pm

    Too bad Gerry doesn’t like beets – I think it sounds delicious! Seems like temps are dropping – has Bob brought in lemon tree yet????? Barbara

    • October 13, 2017 3:10 pm

      That is too bad, Barbara! Maybe he’d like the yellow beets better than red beets?

      Our lemon tree is still outside. Bob waits until the weather gets a little worse. Then he usually puts it in the garage for awhile before bringing it inside.

  2. Ron @ Lost In A Pot permalink
    October 17, 2017 4:44 am

    This looks so good. We have fresh golden beets at the market now and I was wondering what I could make with them, now I know. This will be on the menu for this weekend’s dinner party.

  3. January 2, 2018 11:09 am

    Looks liek a delicious weekday salad 😀

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