Spinach Salad with Sweet ‘N Sassy Bacon Dressing

YIELD: 4 to 6 servings


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


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.