Food Recipes Spinach, Bacon, and Fried Egg Salad 4.2 (39) Add your rating & review This nifty dinner salad reminds us of a deconstructed breakfast sandwich. All of the ingredients are there: fried eggs, crispy bacon, baguette croutons cooked in bacon drippings until golden, fresh chives, spinach, and a creamy buttermilk dressing. The flavors are perfectly balanced, too. The greens are fresh, the dressing is acidic, and the egg yolks are rich and satisfying. From start to finish, the meal takes 20 minutes to make. And the good news is that you probably have most of the ingredients in your refrigerator at all times, so it’s a great salad to have in your back pocket for nights when you don’t have time to run to the store. By Julia Levy Julia Levy Julia Levy has been testing and developing recipes for over eight years. She has worked in the culinary arts since 2009 as a humble line cook and intern. In her 12-plus years in the food industry, she has held various positions such as prep cook, food runner, and test kitchen assistant. She began her recipe-developing career at Oxmoor House and currently creates recipes for Real Simple, among many others. Highlights: * Received her Bachelor's of Science in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University * Received an Associate of Occupational Studies, Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America * Published at Southern Living, HuffPost, New York Daily News, Health, Cooking Light, and more Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 24, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Greg Dupree Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 20 mins Yield: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 6 slices bacon, cut crosswise into ½-in. pieces 1 small baguette, torn into bite-size pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 4 large eggs 3 tablespoons buttermilk 2 tablespoons sour cream 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon kosher salt 5 ounces baby spinach Directions Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel–lined plate; reserve drippings in skillet. Add baguette pieces to drippings and cook, tossing occasionally, until golden brown and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes; transfer to a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet and increase heat to medium-high. Crack eggs into skillet and cook until whites are set, edges are crispy, and yolks are still runny, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Combine buttermilk, sour cream, chives, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, pepper, and salt in a small bowl. Divide dressing among plates; top with spinach, bacon, croutons, and eggs. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 401 Calories 27g Fat 23g Carbs 17g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 401 % Daily Value * Total Fat 27g 35% Saturated Fat 9g 45% Cholesterol 220mg 73% Sodium 844mg 37% Total Carbohydrate 23g 8% Total Sugars 2g Protein 17g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.