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Spinach Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette


Prep Time

Total Time

Gluten Free


15 min

20 min


Warm bacon vinaigrette is the perfect way to jazz up a standard spinach salad. The subtly smokiness of the dressing pairs wonderfully with sweet pears.

Dry Aged Fully Cooked Bacon Slices

This recipe is made with

Dry Aged Cherrywood Smoked Bacon, Uncooked

Product Information

You can also make this recipe with

Dry Aged Hickory Smoked Bacon, Uncooked Dry Aged Hickory Smoked Bacon, Uncooked, Quarter-Inch Slices


24 slices Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon 
1/3 cup onion, minced 
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 
3 teaspoon brown sugar 
1 1/2 cups red wine vinegar 
Salt and pepper to taste 
6 pounds spinach leaves, washed and roughly chopped 
1 1/2 cups red onion, thinly sliced 
3 pears, thinly sliced



Step 1
Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and reserve for topping salad. 

Step 2
Reserve 1/3 cup of bacon fat in skillet, discarding remaining fat. Add onion to skillet and cook until translucent. Remove skillet from heat. Whisk in mustard and brown sugar. Slowly whisk in red wine vinegar, then season to taste with salt and pepper. 

Step 3
In large bowl, combine spinach, red onion and pear. Top with bacon vinaigrette and reserved bacon before serving. 


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