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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
  • Meal


  • Cusine



12 oz bacon

5 large eggs

9 oz baby spinach

6 oz button mushrooms

1/2 small red onion

1 cup shredded or finely cubed swiss cheese

2 1/2 cups homemade or store bought croutons

3 Tbsp reserved bacon drippings with browned bits

2 Tbsp olive oil

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp dijon mustard

1 Tbsp honey

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Make the dressing: In a skillet whisk together bacon drippings with browned bits, olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon and honey. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow to simmer over medium heat 1 minute. Stir in 2 slices crumbled bacon. Allow to cool slightly. Assemble the salad: In a large salad bowl, toss together spinach, remaining bacon, mushrooms, red onion and swiss. Drizzle with warm dressing and toss. Add eggs and croutons to top and serve.