Kairos Spinach Salad w/ Hot Bacon Dressing
Recipe courtesy of James K Jones from Kairos Kafe
For the Salad:
4 cups fresh spinach, rinsed
1 cup grape tomatoes
½ cup sliced mushrooms
½ red onion, sliced
For the dressing:
2 pieces bacon, diced small
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ red onion, diced
1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
1 pinch fresh cracked white pepper
1 pinch sea salt
2 tablespoons **Honeymustard Sauce (see recipe at the bottom)
In a salad bowl, assemble spinach, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, and sliced red onions.
Preheat sauté pan, add olive oil, bacon, garlic & diced onions. Cook on high heat until garlic & onions start to become translucent and bacon becomes crispy. Deglaze the pan with the honeymustard, add salt & white pepper. Simmer for about a minute. If you want the dressing thinner, add a little more honeymustard until it is the consistency that you desire.
When you are ready to serve the salad, pour mixture over the salad and lightly toss. Enjoy!
Serves 4 people.
**Honeymustard sauce - combine 2 tablespoons of Honey with one Tablespoon of prepared yellow mustard. Add ¼ cup of white vinegar and bring to a boil in a small saucepan. Thicken with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed into a slurry with one Tablespoon of water.
Cooking at Noon - January 13, 2009