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Spinach and Bacon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

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Categories: Comfort Foods, Entertaining
Type: Salads

A delicious steakhouse salad that is full of flavor and textures

Prep Time: prep 15 mins

Cooking Time: cook 10-12 mins

Serves: makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

For the dressing

  • 1 / 2 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

For the salad

  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 8 oz (225g) baby spinach leaves
  • 8oz (225g) white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, sliced
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Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Toss the spinach, mushrooms, scallions and crumbled bacon together in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss again. Serve immediately.
Tips:
  • prep 15 mins; cook 10-12 mins

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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