Bacon vinaigrette spinach salad

Spinach Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Dinner Ideas with Bacon

Warm bacon vinaigrette is the perfect way to jazz up a standard spinach salad. The subtly smokiness of the dressing pairs wonderfully with sweet pears.

Bacon vinaigrette spinach salad
15 mins
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
Contains Gluten icon
Gluten Free


Amount / QuantityIngredients
8 slices

Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon

2 tablespoons

Onion, minced

2 teaspoons

Dijon Mustard

1 teaspoon

Brown Sugar

1/2 cup

Red Wine Vinegar

Salt and Pepper to taste

2 lbs

Spinach Leaves, washed and roughly chopped

1/2 cup

Red Onion, thinly sliced


Pear, thinly sliced


  1. Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and reserve for topping salad.

  2. Reserve 3 tablespoons of bacon fat in skillet, discarding remaining fat. Add onion to skillet and cook until translucent. Remove skillet from heat.

  3. Whisk in mustard and brown sugar. Slowly whisk in red wine vinegar, then season to taste with salt and pepper.

  4. In a large bowl, combine spinach, red onion and pear. Top with bacon vinaigrette and reserved bacon.

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