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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

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Tags: low carb

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 5 slices bacon
  • 1½ tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Salad

  • 8 cups fresh spinach leaves, stems removed
  • 8 ounces white button mushrooms, thinly sliced (about 2½ cups)
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced

Directions

Dressing

For the dressing, in a skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from the skillet. Heat the remaining fat over medium-high heat and add the shallots; cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk in the vinegar, desired amount of mustard, and salt and pepper to taste, scraping the brown bits from the bottom of the skillet. Bring to a simmer; remove skillet from the heat.

Salad

In a large bowl, toss together the spinach, mushrooms, and onion. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Serve warm.

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