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Strawberry Spinach Salad With Bacon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This satisfying strawberry spinach salad recipe is topped with crumbled bacon and tossed with a rich, smoky bacon fat vinaigrette.

Recipe Type: Salad
Makes: 4 servings
Author: Brooklyn Supper
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced shallot (about 1 large)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch spinach, stems trimmed, rinsed well, and rough chopped
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • black pepper, to taste
  1. Set a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Cook the bacon until crisp. Set on a paper towel-lined plate to cool. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon grease.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons warm bacon grease into a small bowl with minced shallot. Use a fork to whisk in the balsamic, Dijon, honey and a pinch of sea salt. Gradually whisk in olive oil. It’s just fine if dressing doesn’t emulsify completely.
  3. Chop bacon.
  4. Place spinach in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with several tablespoons dressing and toss to coat. Scatter strawberries and bacon, add another drizzle of vinaigrette, and finish with a pinch of sea salt and several twists freshly ground black pepper. Serve right away.