Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe

Hot Bacon Dressing has got to be one of the best ways to dress a spinach salad. The tang from the vinegar is offset by the sugar, which combines oh so well with bacon and sautéed onions.

Hot Bacon Dressing Spinach Salad

Spinach salad is taken to the next level when combined with a homemade, hot bacon dressing.

Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
Hot Bacon Dressing Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe

Servings: 6
5 from 1 vote
Hot Bacon Dressing has got to be one of the best ways to dress a spinach salad. The tang from the vinegar is offset by the sugar, which combines oh so well with bacon and sautéed onions.
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

For the dressing:

  • 1/2 pound bacon sliced and cooked in 1/4 cup vegetable oil (reserve bacon pieces and bacon fat drippings)
  • 1/2 cup minced onions + 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • cracked pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup of the bacon fat drippings
  • 1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tsp cold water

For the salad:

  • 1 bag cleaned spinach salad
  • sliced mushrooms optional

Instructions
 

  • Slice the bacon into small pieces. Cook in the vegetable oil over medium heat until crispy. Strain the oil from the bacon, reserving the bacon oil it for the dressing. Set both aside.
  • In the same pan, saute the minced onions with a pinch of salt and 1 Tablespoon of the bacon oil for about 5 minutes, until golden brown. Add the garlic, saute for 1 minute.
  • Add the apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, water, and sugar. Stir. Add dijon mustard and whisk.
  • Raise heat to medium high and bring to a simmer. Add in the cornstarch slurry (cornstarch that has been mixed with 2 tsp. cold water), whisking continuously. Simmer for 1 minute until thickened. Reduce heat to low and drizzle in the 1/3 cup of bacon oil. Stir well. Toss in cooked bacon. Taste for seasoning.
  • Toss with the spinach and sliced mushrooms and serve.

Notes

*Dressing makes about 1 1/3 cups

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 7gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 340mgPotassium: 380mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 2830IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
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Recipe adapted from Food Wishes.
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