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Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe
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Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
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Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

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"This spinach salad with black-eyed peas is a twist on one of my favorite culinary traditions: serving beans and greens on New Year's Day. Greens represent paper money and beans symbolize coins. Here I present these ingredients in salad form, which is a great delivery system for hot bacon dressing."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Cook and stir bacon with 1/4 cup vegetable in a skillet over medium heat until bacon is browned and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour bacon into a strainer set over a bowl, reserving 1/3 cup of bacon drippings.
  2. Return skillet to medium heat. Stir onions and salt into the skillet; cook and stir until onions are golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until the garlic is fragrant and golden, 1 minute.
  3. Stir cider vinegar, rice vinegar, 1/2 cup water, sugar, and Dijon mustard into onion mixture. Increase heat to medium-high and simmer.
  4. Whisk 2 teaspoons water and cornstarch in a bowl. Gradually pour cornstarch mixture into onion mixture and whisk until thickened. 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  5. Drizzle reserved 1/3 cup bacon drippings into onion mixture, whisking constantly. Add cooked bacon and stir to combine. Season with cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to taste.
  6. Combine spinach, black-eyed peas, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes in a large bowl; toss to combine. Drizzle hot bacon dressing over spinach mixture; toss quickly and serve immediately.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 30 mins
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Dec 24, 2012

I used green onions, no veggie oil, no peas or mushrooms. I added hard boiled eggs to the spinach. Everyone loved it. The recipe Makes about six hearty servings. The sugar could be adjusted downward perhaps. Really loved it!

 
Jun 20, 2012

Gawd, I loved this Chef John! I've made hot bacon dressing for years, but yours is the best!

 
Mar 29, 2013

Loved this recipe. I added hard-boiled eggs instead of black-eyed peas. This was wonderful. You can't go wrong with Chef John's recipes. I love just about everything he makes.

 
Apr 19, 2013

excellent, will use less sugar next time.

 
Jan 02, 2013

This was my first foray into warm bacon dressing! So good! I don't even care for black-eyed peas but they were great in this dish.

 
Oct 08, 2012

I substituted red wine vinager for the rice, and left off the sugar (dietary restriction) but divine and satisfying meal. Would be nice for a small dinner party.

 
Aug 22, 2013

I made this dressing several times for family dinners. Everyone raved about it! Will definitely be making this again!

 
Jul 11, 2013

Good stuff. Maybe half the dressing next time.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 430 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 28.3 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 803 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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