Highly-rated spinach salad recipes include the Food Network's spinach salad with warm bacon dressing, spinach salad with goat cheese and walnuts, and spinach and strawberry salad. Another highly rated recipe is Jamie's cranberry spinach salad.
Alton Brown's spinach salad featured on the Food Network has high ratings. Make this salad by washing, rinsing and drying 1 8-ounce bunch of young spinach. Hard boil 2 eggs by covering them with cold water in a pot or kettle, and bringing the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and allow the eggs to sit for 15 minutes. Remove the shell and slice the eggs. Meanwhile, fry 8 slices of thick bacon, blot off the grease with a paper towel and crumble into pieces.
Add 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and salt and pepper to taste to 3 tablespoons of the bacon fat, and heat in a saucepan until warm. Toss 4 sliced white mushrooms, 1 thinly sliced red onion and the spinach in a bowl, add egg slices and drizzle with the dressing.
Another top-rated recipe combines 1 pound of spinach and 1 cup of dried cranberries with 3/4 cup of slivered almonds toasted in 1 tablespoon of butter. Make the dressing by whisking together 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar, 1/4 cup of cider vinegar and 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. Stir in 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 2 teaspoons of minced onion and 1/4 teaspoon of paprika. Toss the dressing with the spinach, cranberries and almonds.