Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wilted Spinach Salad

 This is a recipe from The Pampered Chef.


8 slices thick cut bacon 
6 TBsp plus 1 tsp brown sugar (divided)
1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
2 packages (6oz) fresh baby spinach
1 medium Granny Smith apple (cored, cut into bite-size pieces)
1/2 cup red onion (thinly sliced)
3 TBsp apple cider vinegar
4 tsp Dijon mustard
4 hard-boiled eggs (peeled, cut into wedges)
salt and pepper to taste

How to make it:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a large baking pan with parchment paper, arrange bacon slices in a single layer on the pan.
Top bacon slices evenly with 2 TBsp plus 1 tsp of brown sugar, sprinkle with black pepper.
Bake for 22-25 minutes or until crisp, remove bacon from pan to paper towel-lined plate to cool completely.
Reserve 2 TBsp of bacon drippings from the pan.
Cut bacon into 1/2 inch pieces.
In a mixing bowl combine spinach, apple, onion.
In a microwave safe bowl, whisk remaining 4 TBsp brown sugar, reserved bacon drippings, vinegar, and mustard  until well blended.
Cover and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes or until bubbly.
Pour over spinach mixture, toss to coat completely.
Season with salt and pepper.
Top with egg wedges and bacon pieces.
Serve immediately and Enjoy!

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