Spinach Goatcheese Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Spinach Goatcheese Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing

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Patrick Johnson


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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20 Min
15 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 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
  • 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

How to Make Spinach Goatcheese Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing


  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

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About Spinach Goatcheese Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

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

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