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Spinach Salad with Sweet ‘N Sassy Bacon Dressing

Spinach Salad with Sweet ‘N Sassy Bacon Dressing

Wash and dry spinach thoroughly. Place in a large bowl. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet on each side until crisp. Place bacon on paper towels and remove skillet from heat. Pour bacon fat into a heatproof cup and measure 2 Tablespoons back into the skillet. Let bacon cool, then crumble into 1/2-inch pieces. In a small bowl, mix honey and vinegar. Heat the 2 Tablespoons of bacon fat ... [read full recipe below]

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. - fresh spinach leaves
  • 5 slices - bacon, about 4 oz.
  • 1/4 cup - red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons - honey

Directions

Wash and dry spinach thoroughly. Place in a large bowl. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet on each side until crisp. Place bacon on paper towels and remove skillet from heat. Pour bacon fat into a heatproof cup and measure 2 Tablespoons back into the skillet. Let bacon cool, then crumble into 1/2-inch pieces. In a small bowl, mix honey and vinegar. Heat the 2 Tablespoons of bacon fat in the skillet over medium-high heat and carefully add honey-vinegar mixture. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add salt to taste. Remove from heat and cool 2 minutes. Pour dressing over spinach and toss well. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Add bacon pieces to spinach and mix. Serve immediately.