Spinach Goatcheese Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Spinach Goatcheese Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing Recipe

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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.

★★★★★ 1 vote
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


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 Spinach Goatcheese Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

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