Amy Marie's Spinach Salad w/Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Amy Marie's Spinach Salad W/warm Bacon Vinaigrette Recipe

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Matthew Peterson


This recipe is a amalgamation of several recipes. I really rolled the dice on this one and came out lucky. My sister in law loved it, and requested it, so here you go Amy. Enjoy!


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15 Min
15 Min
Pan Fry


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  • 4 oz
    baby spinach(per salad)
  • 1
    egg, hard boiled(per salad)
  • 4-6
    thin red onion slices(per salad)
  • 10 slice
    hickory smoked bacon(1pkg)
  • 1 1/2 c
    unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    rendered bacon fat
  • 2 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c

How to Make Amy Marie's Spinach Salad w/Warm Bacon Vinaigrette


  1. Before you start your dressing have 4 ounces of salad ready in each bowl of salad that you intend to serve to your guests. Also have the hard boiled egg & Red Onion sliced and read to top your salad as soon as the dressing is done.
  2. Diced and fry bacon very crispy in a large tall frying pan. Reserve render fat. let cool. Set Bacon aside.
  3. In the same pan heat 1/4 cup bacon fat, 1/4 c EVOO and shallots. Saute' on medium heat until translucent. Add garlic and saute' for 1 minute.
  4. Add Vinegar, Water, Brown Sugar, Black Pepper, Mustard, and Honey. Reduce until thick. use cornstarch slurry if needed. ( Saute' until no longer cloudy if slurry is needed.)
  5. Right before Serving add the fried bacon pieces to the dressing. Quickly fold them in and serve.
  6. Pour hot dressing of top of each of the salads. This recipe is enough to make about 6 small salads. Top with egg and onion then enjoy!

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About Amy Marie's Spinach Salad w/Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American

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