Red Potato Bacon and Spinach Salad

This ‘mash up’ salad is like a combination of what is amazing about both potato salad and mixed greens salad. Bright and fresh, this salad is ideal for your next BBQ!

I am not sure what the weather is like where you live but up here the weather has been outstanding over the last number of days. This weather is salad weather and this red potato salad is a great choice. Not only does this have all the flavours of a summer potato salad, but with the spinach and crumbled bacon, this has been ratcheted up to the next level!

The warm weather caused many of us to fire up the grill and hang out on the deck as much as possible. 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.

Red Potato Bacon and Spinach Salad

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Red Potato Bacon and Spinach Salad

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 red potato salad rocks! 

If you have never made your own salad dressing before, this one is very easy to make and tastes so much better than store-bought!

Red Potato Bacon and Spinach Salad

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Red Potato Bacon and Spinach Salad Recipe

5 from 1 vote
This 'mash up' salad is like a combination of what is amazing about both potato salad and mixed greens salad. Bright and fresh, this salad is ideal for your next BBQ!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 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


  • Boil baby red potatoes whole until soft. Cool completely and cut in half.
  • Cook bacon until crispy. Place on a paper towel to absorb the grease. Once the bacon is cool, cut into slices.
  • Cut the scallions into thin slices.
  • Combine the potatoes, bacon, scallions with the spinach/arugula.
  • Make the dressing by mixing the remaining ingredients.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and gently mix until the dressing coats all of the salad.


Per serving:

Calories: 275.85kcalCarbohydrates: 24.63gProtein: 6.67gFat: 17.31gSaturated Fat: 4.78gCholesterol: 22.3mgSodium: 519.67mgFiber: 2.63gSugar: 6.39g

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  • I love this salad. Congratulations on the feature at Wonderful Wednesday.

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

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  • 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!

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

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  • Everything’s better with bacon 🙂

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  • 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. 🙂

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

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

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  • 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..

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  • This is one delicious and satisfying salad!

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

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  • 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!

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

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

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