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Spinach, Bacon & Mushroom Salad

Spinach, Bacon & Mushroom Salad

Serves 4



225g (8oz) fresh small-leaf spinach

175g (6oz) streaky bacon

1 avocado

juice ½ lemon                                                                      

450g (1lb) button mushrooms

15ml (1 tablesp) snipped fresh chives


60ml (4 tablesp) olive oil

15ml (1 tablesp) dry sherry

15ml (1 tablesp) lemon juice

grated lemon rind

pinch caster sugar

pinch dry mustard

freshly ground black pepper


1. Pick over the spinach carefully and remove all stalks. Wash thoroughly in cold water and drain well. 

2. Grill the bacon until crisp. Leave to cool then cut into small pieces. 

3. Arrange the spinach in a large bowl. 

4. Halve the avocado, remove stone and skin and slice thinly. Toss in lemon juice. 

5. Arrange avocado slices on the spinach. Add mushrooms, bacon and chives. 

6. Whisk the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad.