Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

I can't take full credit for this recipe, it is my Dad's specialty.  I love a good Spinach Salad and my Dad's is out of this world!  It is perfect for entertaining because you can make the dressing ahead of time and just reheat when ready to serve.  We like to mix the hot bacon dressing and store bought honey mustard (we always use Marzetti) it is such a good combo!  You can toss anything you like in this salad but we like to use the classic spinach salad ingredients.  It kind of makes me want to add hard boiled eggs to all my salads, they are so good in this!

:: S P I N A C H  S A L A D  W I T H  W A R M  B A C O N  D R E S S I N G ::

- Fresh baby spinach
- Diced cherry tomatoes
- Thinly sliced red onion
- sliced mushrooms
- diced hard boiled eggs
- goat cheese
-8 pieces thick-sliced bacon, chopped
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Honey Mustard Dressing
Combine Spinach and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl.

Fry the bacon and remove to a paper towel to drain, reserving 3 tablespoons of the rendered fat. Crumble the bacon and set aside.

Transfer the fat to a small saucepan set over low heat and whisk in the red wine vinegar, sugar and Dijon mustard. Season with a small pinch each of kosher salt and black pepper.  Add in crumbled bacon.
Drizzle over salad, we also drizzle a little honey mustard with the bacon dressing, such a great combo!

** I recommend doubling or tripling the dressing if you are entertaining several people.  It will save in the fridge for several days.**


Julia Ryan said...

Okay seriously one of my favorite salad. I haven't had it in forever. I'm officially putting it back on rotation!

Amy Florez {Baby Mama Juice} said...

Yum! My granny used to make this all the time! Thanks for the recipe sista!

caycee said...

Yummy!! now if only i likes mustard, could i just pour the bacon grease on it?

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

I want to eat that.

Christina said...

Ahhhhh all I see is warm bacon!

LuLu said...

That looks amazing!

Lindsay, XO Lindsay said...

I make a salad very similar to this. I fry my goat cheese and caramelize my onions... so good!!

Unknown said...

So excited for this! I need to make this stat.

Brooke and Meggan of Somewhere, Lately said...

Yum! My husband would love this, thanks for sharing! Hope you'll check out the new blog I started with a friend, we launched yesterday!

Kathy Olson said...

This looks delicious! I just printed it to take with me to the store tomorrow. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Add this to my list of favorites....I mean anything with bacon can't be half bad, right?!

Megan said...

That's a healthy way to incorporate bacon, my kind of girl!

Lauren @ Style Elixir said...

Yum! This looks so delish! I love finding a great new salad recipe... healthy and delicious is hard to come by! Thanks so much for sharing :)

I actually just discovered your blog and have been going through all your previous posts - I can't wait to keep following along and read more :)

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Lauren xx

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