Rating: 4.52 stars
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

297 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 5.2g; fat 29.5g; cholesterol 12.9mg; sodium 269.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
I just made a simple green salad with the dressing and it was FABULOUS! Even my boyfriend who hates curry powder loved it. I substituted 2 tablespoons additional water in place of 2 TBS of the oil to cut a few calories. I didn't miss the extra oil! Read More
(23)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2005
This is for the vinaigrette alone...not one of those oh-my-God type of recipes. But a keeper. Read More
(8)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
I just made a simple green salad with the dressing and it was FABULOUS! Even my boyfriend who hates curry powder loved it. I substituted 2 tablespoons additional water in place of 2 TBS of the oil to cut a few calories. I didn't miss the extra oil! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
I made this for dinner the other night and it was a big hit with my husband and myself. I added some tomatoes and some shrimpmeat - I couldn't get the thick bacon so I used regular bacon crumbled into the salad. Excellent. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
Way yummy! I used turkey bacon for lower fat and the results were just as tasty. Thanks for the great recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2003
We aren't crazy about curry to begin with but I still thought this salad was very good. My husband didn't like it at all just because of his curry hang-up! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2004
This salad was a hit at my boyfriend's birthday party. Since he is vegetarian I substituted the bacon with tempeh "fakin' bacon" which tastes closer to the real thing than any vegi-meat around and has a nice crunchy consistancy. I also added cherry tomatoes. Yummy... I will be making it again. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
delicious and so quick to prepare...I didn't have any curry at home but that didn't spoil the salad...will definetely do it again:) but with a bit less oil Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2005
So yummy! I am not a big curry fan but my husband is and I tried this one out for him. Even I thought it was wonderful. I think I will add cherry tomatoes nextime for a little color and texture. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2005
This is for the vinaigrette alone...not one of those oh-my-God type of recipes. But a keeper. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2003
I liked it but then I like vinaigrettes. My husband didn't think much of it he likes creamy dressings. Even the curry didn't save it for him. We both are curry lovers. Read More
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