Baby Spinach BLT Salad


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time11 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
Baby Spinach BLT Salad

Photo: Maya Visnyei

Take your BLT from bread to bowl with this easy deconstructed recipe. The crispy bacon may be enough to tempt a salad-hater to give it a try.


  • 4 oz low sodium bacon, (about 4 sliced), chopped

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup

  • pinch salt

  • pinch black pepper

  • 8 cups baby spinach

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

  • 2 tbsp chopped Italian parsley


  • Cook bacon in a frying pan over medium heat for 6 min or until browned and crispy. Drain on paper towels.

  • Combine oil, vinegar, mustard and maple syrup in a serving bowl and whisk until uniform. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Add spinach and toss to coat. Sprinkle with bacon, tomatoes and parsley, and serve.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 147, Protein 5g, Carbohydrates 5g, Fat 12g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 190mg.


Adding crispy bacon to baby spinach and cherry tomatoes just might be enough to temp a salad-hater to give it a try. Put it in a mug for a low mess option.

Originally published in the April 2013 issue. Photo by Maya Visnyei. 

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