This salad is so delicious, you will actually crave it!  The spinach gives an excellent dose of all of the B vitamins including folic acid, and is a good source of iron.  It is a great addition to any meal plan to help fight off the cold and flu this season!


3 slices of bacon, nitrate free is preferable

4 cloves of garlic, minced

½ cup rice vinegar

½ cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste (start with about ¼ tsp each)

1 Bulb of garlic

1 Tbsp olive oil

For each salad:

2 cups fresh baby spinach, washed and patted dry

1 Tbsp feta cheese


  1. Slice of the top of the garlic bulb (not the root).  Place in a small oven proof dish.  Drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil.  Bake at 400 F for about 40 minutes or until garlic cloves are soft.  Let cool.  Easily push garlic cloves out of the peel.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon strips in a large skillet until done on medium heat (about 10 minutes).  Place cooked bacon on paper towels to crisp.
  3. Drain bacon grease from pan, but don’t clean the skillet. Add minced garlic and saute for about 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  4. Cut bacon strips into small pieces. Add bacon, minced garlic, rice vinegar, ½ cup olive oil, and salt and pepper to a small bowl and mix well.
  5. For the salad: Place about 1 cup of spinach on each plate with 1.5 Tbsp feta cheese and 2 cloves of roasted garlic (that you roasted earlier in the oven).
  6. Drizzle each salad with about 1 Tbsp dressing.

Nutrition Info per Serving for Dressing (1 serving is about 1.5 Tbsp, about 12 servings): 109 Calories, 11 g Total Fat, 2 g Total Carb, 0 g Dietary Fiber, 1 g Protein.

Nutrition Info per 2 cups Spinach with 1 Tbsp Feta cheese and 1.5 Tbsp (one serving) dressing: 147 Calories, 13 g Total Fat, 4 g Total Carb, 2 g Dietary Fiber, 3 g Protein.



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