balsamic dressing

Food: Spinach Salad with a Bacon Balsamic Dressing

Let's talk about Salad. I'm not a big salad lover but this is one of the best salad's I've ever had. Typically I can't eat spinach without it being incorporated into pasta or added to a sandwich but with this dressing I could eat this spinach easily and eagerly. 

This salad is perfect for a side dish at your Easter or other holiday dinners or for lunch. Our suggestions. Make a big batch of the dressing and put in individual containers. Re-heat for 25 seconds in the microwave for lunch, or reheat on the stove for single servings. 

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Place spinach in a serving bowl. 

Place maple balsamic, champagne balsamic, mustard, half the crumbled bacon, half the shallots, salt & pepper in a small sauce pan over medium heat. 

Gently warm while whisking-remove from heat before it reaches a simmer. 

Allow to cool for a minute, and then whisk in the EVOO to emulsify. 

Gently dress spinach with warm vinaigrette and top with remaining crumbled bacon and shallots. Add pickled red onions to taste.

Serve warm.

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