Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 18 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 8 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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5 slices lean bacon, chopped fine

2 tablespoons minced shallot

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt and pepper

1 pound fresh young spinach, coarse stems discarded and leaves washed well and spun dry


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over moderate heat, turning it, until it is crisp, transfer it to paper towel lined plate to drain, and discard all but 2 tablespoons of the fat. In the remaining fat, cook the shallot for 1 minute. Add the vinegar, sugar, mustard, oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, pour over spinach and toss. Serve sprinkled with the bacon.