Spinach Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

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This is a French-style spinach salad that should satisfy even the meat-lovers at the table. Features bacon lardons, which are simply crouton-size pieces of slab bacon, fried until crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.

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Prep Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ pound slab bacon

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon prepared Dijon-style mustard

  • 9 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 12 cups flat leaf spinach - rinsed, dried and stems removed

  • 12 fresh mushrooms, sliced

Directions

  1. Trim the rind from the bacon and cut into 1 inch cubes. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until brown and crispy. Cover and reduce heat to lowest setting to keep bacon warm.

  2. In a small, dry skillet, toast curry powder over medium heat, stirring often, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar and mustard. Add oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly, until the oil is completely incorporated. Add curry powder and whisk until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  4. In a large bowl, toss together the bacon, spinach, mushrooms and vinaigrette until evenly coated. Adjust salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
30g Fat
5g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 270mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 18mg 89%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 513mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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