This is the most wonderfully delicious salad. My mom made it when I was growing up and I recently got her recipe and made it myself. So yummy - and pretty easy for a gourmet salad!
1 large bag of spinach (preferably baby spinach)
6 slices of bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
1 c. grated swiss cheese
1 c. cottage cheese, rinsed in strainer
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 c. oil
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 c red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 lb. sliced mushrooms
1 small red onion sliced thin
Combine all dressing ingredients and shake or mix well. Pour over mushrooms and red onion and let marinade until mushrooms are soft. When ready to serve, pour dressing over salad mixture.
If you don't love a lot of onion, you can remove some of the onions from the marinade before serving.