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Applebee's Grilled Shrimp 'N Spinach Salad Copycat Recipe
Applebee's Grilled Shrimp 'N Spinach Salad
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Salad
Calories: 620
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.7 (13 reviews)

Menu Description: "Fresh spinach tossed with tomatoes, red peppers, onions, almonds and topped with grilled shrimp. Served with bacon vinaigrette."

Here's another great vinaigrette from Applebee's—a perfectly sweet and sour concoction packed with bits of real bacon. Medium shrimp are sprinkled with a secret seasoning blend, then grilled and arranged on top of the two large dinner-size salads this recipe yields. You can also split these up to serve four smaller side salads. There will be extra vinaigrette, so by adding a bit more spinach, you can even stretch this recipe to serve six when that couple who never calls ahead shows up unexpectedly on your stoop at chow time.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

Bacon Vinaigrette
1/2 cup light olive oil
Exactly like Applebee's recipe
Submitted on: 01/08/14
I just made this and ate it over two days. They stopped serving it at Applebee's where i live and now I can have it whenever i want!the dressing is so good and the shrimp grilled up perfectly! I can control the amount of dressing I use and that makes this salad healthy!
Submitted on: 05/08/09
Submitted on: 04/30/09
Love the dressing! I make a double batch and use it on other salads. I feel like there are a lot steps to this recipe, but well worth it.
Submitted on: 03/04/09
This is delicious, very much like Applebees' salad, which I LOVE!
Submitted on: 10/19/08
This is better than Applebee's. The shrimp at Applebee's are sort of bland, these are much more flavorful. Now I prefer to make this at home and get something else when I'm out.
Ty in Missouri  
Submitted on: 09/15/08
Excellent clone very flavorful, almost the original, but not quite, but that's why it is a clone...:) Need to make sure that you "DO" take the bacon off of the heat, so you don't create a pudding of the dressing.
Joan L Hall  
Submitted on: 09/09/08
This salad is wonderful. I enjoyed every bite.
Beth Ann  
Submitted on: 07/15/08
Fabulous! I loved this at Applebee's and I love, love, love the clone!!!! Thank you, Todd, for all your fabulous work! I am a huge fan!
Submitted on: 04/11/08
This salad is near exact to the original, Kudos!!! My wife and I loved everything about this recipe. We had a small one at the restaurant and loved it!!! I found this recipe and we had to try it...VERY glad we did! We've made it three times in three weeks. Thanks
Submitted on: 02/11/08
This dressing is nothing like Applebees. I would never make it again.
Submitted on: 11/04/07
I've never had the restaurant version of this recipe, but if it's anything like Top Secret's, it is fabulous! There were no adjustments to the recipe. The presentation is pretty. It tastes sooo yummy. When I make this, it's like: get out of the way! My family and friends love it. This recipe won't let you down. Only thing is we like the dressing at room temperature, not directly from the frige.
Kathy K.  
Submitted on: 09/05/07
This recipe is sooo close to the original, it's scary! Just wonderful!
Submitted on: 08/05/07
This is an absolutely amazing recipe.. Love it! I have tried using chicken in place of shrimp and it is also very good.