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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

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Looking for a new salad for the cooler months? Look no further!

This Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette is our version of a classic warm spinach salad and it is absolutely perfect for this time of the year.

The warm bacon adds the perfect amount of smokiness to the vinaigrette and makes for a hearty winter salad when served on a bed of spinach and topped with a hard-boiled egg.

This salad is an entrée on its own, but also pairs well with your favorite grilled chicken, steak, or salmon.

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 6 oz baby spinach
  • 8 slices bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 4 tbsp applet cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Garnish
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, cut in half

Instructions

  • In a large serving bowl, add cleaned and prepared baby spinach. Set aside. 
  • Place the bacon in a medium nonstick skillet and fry over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove cooked bacon and set aside. Pour out most of the bacon fat leaving about 3 tablespoons in pan.
  • Over low heat in the same pan, add the chopped shallots. Sauté for 2-3 minutes or until slightly soft, but not browned. Add the cider vinegar to the pan, Dijon mustard and pinch of sea salt. Stir to combine and turn off heat.
  • Pour the warm salad dressing over prepared baby spinach, toss to combine.
  • Divide the salad between 4 plates or bowls: and top each serving with two hard-boiled egg halves and fresh cracked black pepper.
  • Serve immediately
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All photos by Lorianne DeVita

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