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Spinach and Bacon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Updated February 23, 2016
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A delicious steakhouse salad that is full of flavor and textures.

Good with grilled meat.

Prepare ahead: The dressing can be refrigerated up to 2 days before serving.

4 servings

Preparation Time15 min

Preparation Time - Text15 mins

Cooking Time10 min

Cooking Time - Text12

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursecold appetizer, main course

Dietary Considerationcold appetizer, main course

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturecheesy, crisp, savory

Type of Dishsalad

Ingredients

  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp finely chopped shallot
  • Pinch sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 8 oz (225g) baby spinach leaves
  • 8 oz (225g) white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, sliced

Instructions

To make the dressing, shake the cheese, oil, vinegar, mustard, shallots, and sugar in a jar until well combined. Season with salt and pepper, and shake again.

Cook the bacon in a large frying pan over medium heat about 6 minutes, until crisp. Transfer to paper towels. Let cool. Crumble the bacon.

Toss the spinach, mushrooms, scallions and crumbled bacon together in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss again. Serve immediately.

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