Salads are the go-to dish for health-conscious individuals, so why not add some flavor and crunch to your salad with a Creamy Spinach Bacon Salad? Let’s face it, salads can sometimes be a little bland. This recipe adds a delectable creaminess and smoky bacon crunch. A simple way to spruce up your next salad night!
This meal has all the components of a perfect salad: creamy vinaigrette, smoky bacon, and nutrient-packed spinach. Spinach is rich in manganese, magnesium, and folate among other vitamins and minerals, so it’s a great ingredient to include in your diet. In this Creamy Spinach Bacon Salad, the combination of flavors and textures makes for a light and balanced meal that can be eaten any time.
The Creamy Spinach Bacon Salad combines the tastiness of alternating ingredients like bacon, spinach, and vinaigrette. To make this dish, you’ll need to gather a few simple ingredients.
Making the Creamy Spinach Bacon Salad
• 1 package uncooked bacon
• 1 head fresh spinach
• 1 tomato
• ¼ cup olive oil
• 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
• ½ teaspoon salt
• ½ teaspoon pepper
• 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place bacon strips in a single layer directly onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon is evenly cooked and crisp. Remove from oven and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, wash and dry your spinach, and tear into pieces. Slice the tomato into wedges.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and minced garlic (if using).
4. Place the torn spinach and tomato wedges on a large plate or bowl. Crumble the bacon pieces over the top.
5. Drizzle the prepared cream vinaigrette over the salad, gently tossing to coat. Add more salt and pepper, if needed.
6. Serve the Creamy Spinach Bacon Salad immediately, and enjoy!
This Creamy Spinach Bacon Salad is the perfect balance of crunch, creaminess, and flavor. The crispy bacon pieces are complemented perfectly by the tomato wedges and creamy vinaigrette. And don’t forget the nutrient-rich spinach, which rounds out this meal nicely.
This simple Creamy Spinach Bacon Salad is easy to make and will become your new go-to salad. Serve it as a side dish or the main course. Bon appetite!