Spinach Goatcheese Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing Recipe

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Spinach Goatcheese Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Patrick Johnson

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@pwjohnso

Warm bacon dressing. There isn't much else to say. The dressing would make lawn trimmings appetizing. This isn't your run of the mill spinach salad. Popeye never had it this good.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

8 oz
bacon, diced
1/2 c
red onions, finely chopped
1 tsp
garlic, minced
1/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1 pinch
kosher salt
1 1/2 Tbsp
creole mustard
1/4 c
red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 c
dried cherries
1/4 c
vegetable oil
8 c
fresh spinach, stems removed, washed and dried
1 large
orange, segmented
4 oz
goat cheese, crumbled

Step-By-Step

1Cook bacon until crisp, transfer to paper towel and reserve 1/4 cup of the bacon fat

2To the fat, add onioins and cook until soft

3Add garlic, pepper and salt and cook for about 1 minute

4Add mustard and vinegar, stirring to deglaze

5Add sugar and stir until dissolved

6Add cherries and stir for 1-2 minutes

7Remove pan from heat, whisk in oil to emulsify, return the bacon to the pan and adjust seasoning

8Toss spinach with warm dressing, divide among 4 plates, arrange orange slices and crumble goat cheese onto salad to serve

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American