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Spinach Salad w/ Apple Cider and Bacon Dressing

  • Serves 2
  • Prep 5 minutes
  • Ready-In 15 minutes
  • Product Variation
  • Menu Placement

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Spinach Salad w/ Apple Cider and Bacon Dressing

The apple cider reduction is the key to the wonderful depth of flavor in this salad. The few extra steps are well worth the results.

Ingredients

4 slices lean bacon, chopped fine
2 Tbsp Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Spring Onion
1/2 cup finely chopped apple
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp Dijon style mustard
1 Tbsp olive oil 1 pound fresh spinach, discard coarse stems, wash and spin dry 
1 1/2 cups Litehouse® Honey Crisp Apple Cider
Litehouse® Gala Apple Cider
Litehouse® Fuji Apple Vinaigrette 

 

 

 

Directions

In a large skillet cook the bacon, stirring often until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 Tbsp of pan drippings (option: wipe out skillet with paper towel, add 1 Tbsp olive oil). Add the spring onions and apple, stirring for 1 minute over moderate heat. Add the vinegar, cider, salt & pepper to taste and boil, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes, or until it is reduced to about 1/2 cup. Whisk in the mustard and the oil. In a large bowl toss the spinach with the warm dressing until it is just wilted and sprinkle the salad with bacon. Serve immediately.