Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing

Hello, my dear friends! Today, I’m excited to share with you a delightful and flavorful recipe that will tantalize your taste buds – the Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing. This dish is a perfect combination of fresh, vibrant spinach leaves, paired with a delectable bacon dressing that will have you craving for more. Whether you’re looking for a light lunch or a satisfying side dish, this salad is sure to become a favorite in your household.

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups fresh spinach leaves, washed and dried
  • 6 slices of bacon, diced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • hard-boiled eggs, sliced (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a large skillet, cook the diced bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set it aside, reserving the bacon drippings.
  2. In the same skillet with the bacon drippings, add the sliced red onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly softened.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place the fresh spinach leaves in a large serving bowl.
  5. Add the warm bacon drippings and sautéed onions to the spinach leaves and toss gently until the spinach is slightly wilted.
  6. Drizzle the bacon dressing over the warm spinach salad and toss to coat evenly.
  7. Top the salad with the crispy bacon bits and sliced hard-boiled eggs (if using).
  8. Serve immediately while the salad is still warm and enjoy the delightful flavors!
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Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing

Additional Tips:

  • For an extra crunch, you can add toasted nuts or croutons to the salad.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, use apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar instead of the Dijon mustard.
  • Adjust the amount of dressing according to your preference. You may want more or less dressing based on your taste.

Nutritional Value:

This Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing is not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients. Spinach is a nutrient-dense leafy green, rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folate and iron. The bacon provides a savory flavor and a satisfying crunch, while the hard-boiled eggs add a boost of protein to the dish.

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