Oct 14, 2015

Spinach and Honey Crisp Salad with Warm Maple Bacon Dressing

Serves 6
6 c Baby spinach, washed, drained
1 Honey Crisp Apples
1 oz. Buttermilk Bleu Cheese (Beehive Cheese)
5 slices bacon, chopped
1/4 Red Onion, Julienne
1 Tb. Dijon Mustard
4 Tb. Sherry vinegar
2 Tb. Olive Oil
4 Tb. Pure Maple Syrup
To taste salt
To taste pepper

  • Combine spinach, green apples in a large salad bowl.
  • Cook bacon in skillet until crispy; remove bacon and drain on paper towels.
  • Add red onions to hot skillet and cook until caramelized and reserve for salad.
  • Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings and add the olive oil.
  • Add vinegar, Dijon Mustard, Maple Syrup, salt and pepper to bacon drippings, heat to boiling, stirring to blend.
  • Pour over spinach mixture; toss gently.
  • Sprinkle with bacon, red onions, and blue cheese

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