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Splendid Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing Recipe

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Salad Ingredients:
2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
8 slices thick-cut bacon
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
Sea salt, to taste
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
5 ounces baby spinach, stems removed
1/4 large red onion, thinly sliced
4 ounces bleu cheese, crumbled

Warm Bacon Dressing Ingredients:
3 tablespoons bacon grease
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 shallot, diced small
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Sea salt, to taste
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
2 slices bacon (from above), crumbled

Directions:
Directions:
Cut bacon into small slices and fry until nice and crispy. Save the bacon grease and about 2 slices of bacon crumbles for the dressing.

Heat olive oil in a medium skillet. Add mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until tender. Keep warm.

Place spinach in a large salad bowl. Add sliced eggs, onion, bacon pieces, bleu cheese crumbles and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper.

In a large saucepan, heat the bacon grease. Add the garlic and shallots, and sauté for a couple of minutes. Whisk in the vinegar, honey and Dijon mustard. Add the bacon crumbles. Place in a small container to serve with the salad.

 

 

 

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