Is it just me or do salads always taste better at restaurants? I love a Caesar salad or side salad at a restaurant, but at home, I find that my salads are always so ho-hum. I prefer to make non lettuce based salads for this reason and stick to cucumber and tomato salads, or my favorite, Caprese Salad
Spinach and Bacon Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
This delicious Spinach and Bacon Salad is an easy side dish recipe, perfect for any meal!
For the salad:
- 5 oz. fresh baby spinach
- 10 slices turkey bacon use regular if you'd prefer
- 1/4 cup shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese
- black pepper
For the dressing:
- 1 tsp. dijon mustard
- 5 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 -3 tsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. flavorless oil such as canola
Cook your bacon your preferred method. I cut mine into small pieces and then lightly fried it in a skillet. I also like baking my bacon. Toss your spinach, cheese, warm bacon, and lots of black pepper together in a bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together the dijon, apple cider vinegar, oil, and sugar. Start with 2 tsp. of sugar and add more if you like a sweeter dressing.