Wilted Spinach Bacon Salad RecipeFresh spinach needs only the very briefest cooking, to keep its colour and texture. Heres how to wilt it properly. I served this terrific salad to guests and it was a hit Pour the hot dressing over the salad right before serving time. I found this recipe in an old Farm Journal. Learn how to make Wilted Spinach. MyRecipes has 70,000 tested recipes and videos to help you be a better cook.