March 28, 2012

Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

It's so easy to just throw together a salad for a side dish to dinner.  But, it's time to take a break from those pre-made bags of salad from the produce section.  This spinach salad of mine is a treat of a salad.  It's so flavorful that it will leave your taste buds jumping.  

Simply fantastic.

Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

  • 3 eggs, hard boiled
  • 7 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 10 ounces baby spinach, washed
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste


Fry the bacon in a skillet until crispy.  Remove to a paper towel.  Drain the grease into a bowl & set aside.  Cook the sliced onion in the skillet slowly until caramelized and reduced.  

Chop the bacon.  Peel & slice the eggs.  

Make the hot bacon dressing.  Mix 3 tablespoons of reserved bacon fat, vinegar, sugar, Dijon mustard, & salt to a small saucepan or skillet over medium high heat.  Whisk together & heat thoroughly until bubbly.

Add the spinach to a large bowl.  Arrange the onions & bacon on top.  Pour the hot dressing on, toss to combine, & then top with the egg slices.  


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