Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

A warm bacon dressing is the secret to this classic spinach salad. If you’re looking for new ways to eat your veggies, think about a classic spinach salad with warm bacon dressing. Scissortail spinach is always a good choice, healthy and packed with nutrition. But when you want to break out of your basic spinach salad, try it with bacon. After you’ve cooked your Bar-S bacon, combine it with balsamic vinegar, Cheatwood’s Honey, shallots and Scissortail thyme. The salad becomes a meal of its own when topped with hard-boiled eggs and Miller Pecan Co. pecans. This is a recipe that’s fun to add other ingredients to, and this is a great time to use what we have in our pantries and refrigerators. J-M mushrooms or sliced red onion would both be great additions to this spinach salad.

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  • Dressing:

    6 slices Bar-S Bacon, cooked and crumbled

    1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots

    1 teaspoon finely chopped Scissortail Farms thyme

    ¼ cup olive oil

    ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

    1 tablespoon Cheatwood’s Pure Raw Honey

    ¼ teaspoon salt

    Salad:

    1 package Scissortail Farms Spinach

    ¼ cup Miller Pecan Co. Pecans, chopped finely

    4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered

  • Step 1Cook bacon, crumble and set aside.

    Step 2In a small bowl, whisk together the shallots, thyme, olive oil, balsamic, honey and salt.

    Step 3Add the bacon crumbles.

    Step 4Just before serving, warm the dressing in the microwave for about 15 seconds.

    Step 5Portion the spinach on four plates, arranging the pecans and boiled eggs on top of each.

    Step 6Drizzle the warmed dressing over each salad.

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