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Gluten Free Warm Spinach & Maple Bacon Salmon Salad Recipe

This salad is served warm, allowing the spinach to wilt slightly, which I love. Loaded with vitamins so many of us are missing in winter, this salad packs a huge nutritional punch, including vitamins C, D, A, and omega-3s. I like to top this salad with feta cheese, but this is optional if you avoid dairy.

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Gluten Free Paleo Warm Spinach & Maple Bacon Salmon Salad Recipe

This salad is served warm, and loaded with vitamins, including vitamins C, D, A, and omega-3s. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 584kcal
Author: AndreAnna McLean


For the salad:

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 4-6 ounce salmon fillets
  • 8 slices thick-cut maple bacon cooked (fat reserved)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons bacon fat
  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 8-10 ounces baby spinach

For the vinaigrette:

  • 3-4 tablespoons bacon fat
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  • In a small dish, mix maple syrup and mustard. Coat the salmon fillets with this mixture in a shallow dish and marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight for best flavor.
  • Let the fillets come to room temperature. Chop the bacon small and set aside. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Let the pan get very hot for at least 2 minutes. Place the fillets in the pan gently and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until light pink throughout. Set side.
  • In a clean pan, add 1-2 teaspoons of bacon fat. Add onion and mushrooms and cook to desired consistency. Set aside.
  • To make the vinaigrette, place 3-4 tablespoons of bacon fat into a small saucepan. Whisk in the mustard, vinegar, and honey over low heat until combined and slightly bubbling.
  • Assemble the individual salads by placing spinach into bowls and topping with desired amounts of bacon, mushrooms, onion, and a salmon fillet. Drizzle warm vinaigrette over top and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Paleo Warm Spinach & Maple Bacon Salmon Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 584 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 548mg23%
Potassium 1340mg38%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 5390IU108%
Vitamin C 19.1mg23%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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