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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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook bacon until crisp, transfer to paper towel and reserve 1/4 cup of the bacon fat
2
To the fat, add onioins and cook until soft
3
Add garlic, pepper and salt and cook for about 1 minute
4
Add mustard and vinegar, stirring to deglaze
5
Add sugar and stir until dissolved
6
Add cherries and stir for 1-2 minutes
7
Remove pan from heat, whisk in oil to emulsify, return the bacon to the pan and adjust seasoning
8
Toss 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