Wilted Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

From Salad 101

Wilted Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Why This Recipe Works

For a spinach salad recipe that would give us wilted but not swampy greens, we started with rewashed, bagged baby spinach, which was tender and sweet. Thickly cut bacon added presence in our spinach salad recipe, and hard-cooked egg wedges ...

Why This Recipe Works

For a spinach salad recipe that would give us wilted but not swampy greens, we started with rewashed, bagged baby spinach, which was tender and sweet. Thickly cut bacon added presence in our spinach salad recipe, and hard-cooked egg wedges formed a natural partnership with the bacon. Dressing made with bacon grease had a hearty flavor, and a ratio of 3 tablespoons each of fat and vinegar was perfect. Sautéed onions added enough volume and heat to wilt the spinach without our having to add too much dressing.

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Salad 101Season 4, Ep. 401

Many Greek salads are no more than iceberg lettuce topped with an overly acidic dressing and a few crumbs of feta cheese. And spinach salad is also often drowned in an oily, bland dressing and sprinkl...