Spinach summer salad

Perfect for summer, light salad with baby spinach leaves, smoked bacon medallions, fresh strawberries, walnut pieces, blue cheese and balsamic glaze. It’ s really easy and quick to prepare. Refreshing taste of strawberries goes really well with balsamic glaze and salty smoked bacon. If you don’t have balsamic glaze you can replace it with balsamic vinegar reduced with a bit of sugar. Serve with warm garlic baguette. Enjoy.

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Try adding some fresh basil leaves, to tweak the taste a bit.

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Summer spinach salad

Our rating: 41

Serves: 2

Summer spinach salad


  • 150 g baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
  • 10 smoked bacon medallions
  • 150 g strawberries, stalks removed and halved
  • 150 g blue cheese
  • 2 tbsp walnut pieces
  • 4 tbsp balsamic glaze or reduced balsamic vinegar
  • garlic baguette to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C) fan assisted.
  • Place the bacon on a baking sheet, cook in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes, until golden on the edges and crispy.
  • Arrange the spinach in a salad serving bowl, place the strawberries on top.
  • Cut the bacon in half, arrange on the plate, crumble the cheese over the bacon.
  • Scatter the walnut pieces on top of the bacon, drizzle with the balsamic glaze.
  • Serve immediately with garlic baguette.


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