Red Potato Bacon and Spinach Salad

I am not sure what the weather is like where you live but up here in Toronto the weather has been outstanding over the last number of days. I know that it is holiday weekend coming up in the United States with Memorial Day next Monday. We had our holiday weekend up here in Canada, this past weekend, with Victoria Day on the Monday that just past. I cannot remember the May long weekend having weather this good. It seemed like every single day of the weekend was just perfect! Hopefully Memorial weekend is just as good!

I got a lot of gardening done as well, which is great. I am now in a battle with the local squirrels and rabbits to leave my gerbera daisies and vegetable plants alone!

The warm weather caused many of us to fire up the grill and hang out on the deck a bunch of the time. I actually know of some people who went to the beach. That is pushing it for me – it is only May and we are in Canada after all! Regardless, it was great to be outside.

I love a nice cold summer salad to go with grilled food and today’s salad is the perfect example. Baby red potatoes are sweet and creamy which make them the perfect ingredient for this salad. Crispy bacon, fresh scallions and spinach round out this salad that is drawn together with a creamy lemon dijon dressing.

Believe me, this salad rocks!

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Steve Cylka
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 cups baby spinach or arugula
  • 6 scallions (green onions)
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Boil baby red potatoes whole until soft. Cool completely and cut in half.
  2. Cook bacon until crispy. Place on a paper towel to absorb the grease. Once the bacon is cool, cut into slices.
  3. Cut the scallions into thin slices.
  4. Combine the potatoes, bacon, scallions with the spinach/arugula.
  5. Make the dressing by mixing the remaining ingredients.
  6. Pour the dressing over the salad and gently mix until the dressing coats all of the salad.




  1. This looks fantastic! What a great combo of flavors. This would be the perfect salad to pair with something on the grill!

  2. This looks wonderful! I love the idea of the typical spinach and bacon salad having potatoes in it. Full meal that way 🙂

  3. OMG, I really want to try this salad! You are right, this is the perfect side to anything cooked on the BBQ, and everything is better with bacon!

  4. Wow, this looks SO good. I love it.

  5. This is one delicious and satisfying salad!

  6. It really looks yummy ..:)!

    But i have been told to avoid Bacon as it is high on cholesterol. My doctor specifically told me to avoid as it has too much of fat, sodium, and cholesterol..

  7. Oh man… all of my favorite things… in one salad.

  8. Perfect spring salad! My spinach is almost ready to start picking…

  9. We’ve had nonstop rain this week!..It’s been a pain!! I hope Memorial Day weekend is better….I love this idea of combining spinach with potato salad!! LOVE THE BACON! 🙂 This is a fantastic idea!! Well done Steve! Hope you enjoy more gorgeous weather this weekend! Have a great one. 🙂

  10. Everything’s better with bacon 🙂

  11. Love this salad. It’s very unique. I’ve never thought to combine potatoes and spinach together in a salad. Must try asap!

  12. This is fantastic… it has me drooling…must be time for lunch! I love salads…think I’ll use my turkey bacon! Thanks so much for a great recipe!

  13. What an interesting combo! This sounds like a perfect mix of light and hearty.

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