Tuesday, September 10, 2013

One of My Favorite Salads!

So, I had some left over bison bacon that I had cooked up while making the recipe in my previous post. I knew I had to put it to good use, because it was GOOD stuff!

I opened the fridge, and a bag of spinach was sitting there in front of my face. One that I had bought with the intentions of making those green breakfast smoothies that everyone seems to be making these days. Well, that obviously didn't happen! Out of the fridge it came . . . and it was going to become Monday night's dinner instead of a smoothie!

This is one of my favorite salads. It is so delicious! It's elegant enough to serve to company (and we have), yet easy enough for a quick weeknight main dish salad, served with some nice crusty bread.  I hope that you enjoy this salad as much as my family does!

Spinach Salad with Warm Vinegar Dressing
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup red wine
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 - 9oz bag of spinach
2 Tblsp mayonnaise
1/2 Tblsp lemon juice
1 clove of garlic, crushed
4 hard boiled eggs, choppped
1-1/3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
8 slices of crisp bacon, crumbled

  1. In a small saucepan, heat vinegars, wine, sugar and oil over medium heat until hot and sugar is dissolved.
  2. In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, lemon juice and crushed garlic until combined. Add the entire bag of spinach and toss spinach to lightly coat. Divide the spinach among 4 serving plates.
  3. Top each salad with 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/4 of the chopped eggs, and 1/4 of the crumbled bacon.
  4. Drizzle each salad with 2-3 Tblsp. of the warm vinegar dressing and serve immediately.
** Store remaining vinegar dressing in the refrigerator **

Buon Appetito!

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