SPINACH SALAD W/ BACON & BUTTERMILK DRESSING

Ellen Bales

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Another wonderfully healthy recipe from the Green Bean Delivery Company.
Photo: GBDC
09-15-15


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

12 slice
bacon
½
baguette (8 oz.) sliced into ½-inch cubes
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
salt and pepper
½ c
buttermilk
½ c
whole fat plain yogurt
1 Tbsp
cider vinegar
1 tsp
minced chives
1 tsp
fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp
minced basil leaves
1 tsp
minced parsley leaves
1 c
loosely packed baby spinach leaves
1
head romaine, chopped
2 small
tomatoes, cored and diced

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large skillet over medium heat, fry the bacon; drain, cool, and then crumble into large pieces.
2
To make croutons, toss baguette with oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 375º oven until golden brown, tossing halfway through, 15 to 20 minutes.
3
In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, yogurt, vinegar, herbs; season with salt and pepper.
4
Mix together baby spinach and chopped lettuce in a large salad bowl. Divide among 6 salad bowls, then top each with tomatoes, croutons, and bacon. Drizzle dressing over the top.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American