Bacon Quinoa Spinach Salad (VIDEO)

This Bacon Quinoa Spinach Salad Recipe is everything you could ask for in a salad. The salad is rather easy to make and is packed with so many healthy ingredients. Fresh spinach with quinoa, bacon, avocado and a homemade garlic vinaigrette dressing that takes the salad over the top.

This salad is great if served as a side salad or enjoy as a meal – yes, it’s that good!

Spinach Quinoa and Bacon Salad

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quinoa salad-

Not only does quinoa have so many health benefits and considered a superfood, but it also adds so much flavor to this spinach salad. The spinach with quinoa, avocado, bacon all mixed with a great dressing, this salad is amazing! This is a great way to sneak in quinoa if you are not a fan quinoa by itself. 

Bacon quinoa spinach salad recipe mixed with a homemade dressing in a bowl with a wooden spoon.

how to make quinoa salad?

  • Prepare the salad dressing.
  • Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.
  • Cook bacon. Set aside to cool.
  • Slice red onion and cut tomatoes in half.
  • Cut avocado into thin slices or cubes.
  • Add everything to a large salad bowl. Mix.
  • Drizzle salad with oil and mix again.
  • ENJOY!

How to make this simple spinach salad with bacon and quinoa.

can I make spinach salad ahead of time?

Yes, the salad may be prepared up to one day advance, just DON’T mix the salad. Prepare the spinach salad per instructions and the dressing. Keep the dressing separate. Add to salad and mix before serving.

homemade vinaigrette dressing-

The homemade dressing is so good in this salad. The oil mixed with vinegar, Dijon mustard and garlic adds so much flavor to the already amazing salad.

what kind of oil can I use?

You can use your favorite oil. Grape seed, avocado oil, olive oil or walnut oil may all be used.

Bacon quinoa spinach salad recipe in a bowl, unmixed. Next to a wooden spoon.

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Bacon Quinoa Spinach Salad

Easy and healthy salad recipe with quinoa, spinach, bacon, tomatoes and avocado with an amazing Vinaigrette dressing. You will want seconds, and third!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spinach salad
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 2 baby spinach bags, (5 oz each)
  • 1 pack bacon, cooked
  • 1 (10 oz) pack cherry tomatoes
  • ½ large red onion
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup crumbled Feta cheese

Vinaigrette Dressing-

  • 1 cup grape seed oil (olive oil may be used)
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 - 3 garlic cloves, minced

Instructions

  • Rinse quinoa and cook according to package instructions. Mine took about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and lay out your bacon. Bake in preheated oven to 375°F until the bacon has reached desired crunchiness. Set bacon aside to cool.
  • Slice onion into thin slices. Halve tomatoes. Once bacon is cooled, pat with a paper towel and cut into small pieces.
  • Prepare Vinaigrette: Combine oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon, salt and pepper. Mix vigorously. Add minced garlic before serving and give it a quick whisk.
  • Add all ingredients to a bowl, add Vinaigrette dressing and combine. So good!.
  • Enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Quinoa Spinach Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 336mg 14%
Potassium 358mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Vitamin C 4.9%
Calcium 14.3%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Quinoa Spinach Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 336mg 14%
Potassium 358mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Vitamin C 4.9%
Calcium 14.3%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

NUTRITION DISCLAIMER

Wanted to give a special thank you to my friend, Galina, for sharing this salad recipe with me. Thank you BUNCHES! It’s delicious and is a keeper recipe. 🙂

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Show 4 Comments
  • Natasha 07/09/2018, 2:15 am Link Reply

    Very delicious salad, thank you for the recipe ♥️

    • admin 07/10/2018, 11:46 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback, Natasha. So happy to hear that! 🙂 🙂 Stop by and visit our online home again.

  • Marina 05/26/2017, 10:39 pm Link Reply

    Made this tonight, the whole family enjoyed it. Just an f.y.i… the printable version of the recipe is missing the avocado in the ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

    • admin 05/27/2017, 12:26 am Link Reply

      So awesome, Marina. Glad you guys liked this. I make this ALL the time. It’s so addictive, even though something I’m surprised I like.
      THANKS for letting me know about the missing ingredient. It’s that “mom brain” after a tiring day, haha. Appreciate you noticing. =)

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