Spinach With Bacon

Spinach fresh from our garden! This is the first picking and it was 8 oz of bright green Spinach leaves, just perfect for lunch. It always amazes me how much Spinach cooks down. You start out with this gigantic pan full of Spinach and once cooked, only a few cups remain. My favorite way to eat Spinach is cooked and then I add vinegar, nothing else. I can eat bowls of it like this. One time my mother in law had us over for dinner. She made chicken, corn, Spinach and a red potatoes. She is the kind of person that makes food just for me even though nobody else likes it. When she fixes chicken, she always buys dark meat just for me because I don’t care for white meat. When it is acorn squash season, she buys one and fixes it just for me. I guess you could say she spoils me. So when she made Spinach, set out the vinegar and placed the bowl right in front of me, of course I thought this was another time she was spoiling me so I poured on the vinegar and dug in. I just left it in the same bowl. I figured everybody else was having corn. My husband looked at me and said “Diane you didn’t leave any for my mom!” I was so embarrassed but we had a good laugh. From then on I made sure I asked if something was just for me or not. I didn’t think sharing a recipe with just spinach and vinegar was very interesting so I came up with this spinach recipe instead. I love bacon, soy sauce and sesame oil so I figured it had to taste good and it did.


Put sesame oil in the pan over medium heat. Add spinach, garlic powder and bacon, tossing until spinach is wilted and cooked down.


This is all there is after it cooks down.


Mix the dressing ingredients and microwave a few seconds to dissolve the sugar.


Drizzle dressing over the spinach and dig in!

Spinach With Bacon



1-1/2 tsp sesame oil

1/4 tsp garlic powder

8 oz fresh spinach, soak in water, rinse & spin dry

1-1/2 tsp sugar

1 tsp soy sauce

1/4 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled


In a large pan, put 1 tsp sesame oil. Over medium heat, cook oil until hot. Add spinach, garlic powder and bacon. Toss spinach and cook until spinach is wilted and cooked down. Remove pan from the heat and set aside. In a small bowl combine 1/2 tsp sesame oil, sugar and soy sauce. Microwave 5 seconds or until sugar dissolves. Drizzle over the spinach and serve.





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