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Mushroom Bacon Swiss Salad

This spinach salad is one of my favorite family recipes. Fresh greens, mushrooms, warm crumbled bacon, cottage cheese and Swiss cheese come together for a flavorful and unique salad that's sure to impress! The poppyseed dressing is the perfect sweet addition to make this a crowd favorite.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups leafy green lettuce , chopped romaine or red leaf
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms , sliced
  • 1/2 cup Swiss cheese , grated
  • 5 slices bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup small curd cottage cheese , rinsed, and drained well
  • 1/4 cup red onion , thinly sliced

For the poppyseed dressing:

  • 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar , or tarragon vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons red onions , chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 Tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard


For the dressing:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust ingredients, to taste: more vinegar if you want it tangier, more sugar if you'd like it sweeter. 
  • Refrigerate until ready to use. Shake well before serving on salad.
  • Add the spinach and lettuce to a large salad bowl. Top with remaining salad ingredients and toss lightly to combine. 
  • Drizzle with desired amount of dressing. Serve immediately.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2225IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1mg