Saturday, October 9, 2010

Warm Spinach and McIntosh Apple Salad with Bacon

* 4 thick bacon slices
* 1 small red onion, sliced
* 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
* 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* Salt and pepper
* 1 (10-ounce) bag fresh spinach, rinsed, patted dry and torn into bite-size pieces
* 1 McIntosh apple, cored and sliced thinly

In a skillet set over moderate heat cook the bacon until it is crisp. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towel and let it drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from the skillet.

Add the onion to the skillet and cook it, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes, or until it is wilted. Add the vinegar, mustard, sugar and salt and pepper, to taste and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring. In a serving bowl combine the spinach and apple. Add the hot dressing and toss to combine and serve.

Courtesy of Michele Urvater,


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