Spinach and Bacon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

A delicious steakhouse salad that is full of flavor and textures.

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Spinach and Bacon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

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    Ingredients

    1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese salt and freshly ground black pepper
    3 tbsp olive oil 8 slices of bacon
    2 tbsp red wine vinegar 8 oz (225 g) baby spinach leaves
    2 tsp Dijon mustard 8 oz (225 g) white mushrooms, sliced
    2 tsp finely chopped shallot 2 scallions, white and green parts, sliced
    pinch sugar

    directions

    Prep: 15 min Total:
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    • 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.

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