Kairos Spinach Salad w/ Hot Bacon Dressing

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