Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing, Goat cheese and Pears

You must try this salad...if you like spinach, bacon, pears, goat cheese...sweet and tangy vinaigrette...
it's for you! This is one way I like to use traditional fall flavors of pears and cranberries.
 The vinaigrette is made in the bacon grease. Take the bacon out, add a squeeze of mustard, a squeeze of honey, a splash of vinegar, and a pinch of salt, pepper, parsley, a little onion and whisk til you like the consistency.
 before the bacon was crumbled on top...

 I layered the spinach, sliced pears (with a squeeze of lime) goat cheese and dried cranberries. The warm dressing wilts the spinach a little...perfection!
I remember seeing a Food Network Christmas special a couple years back...Michael Chiarello made a similar salad, but this is the only recipe I found online.






7 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The salad sounds great, bacon dressing... yum!:@)

Snap said...

I know I'm going to love this recipe. I love goat cheese and pears. One of the chefs on The Chew made a similar dressing this last week with the bacon grease. YUM! Happy Seasonal Sunday!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG! I haven't had any breakfast yet and this is making me so hungry, goat cheese, pears, bacon dressing... what a terrific yummy salad sweet lady, you're so generous for giving us the recipe, I will definetelly make it for company, it's also elegant and different. Thank you for your forever appreciated and wonderful visit. Have a nice Sunday. FABBY

Maggie said...

Spinach & warm goats cheese salad with lardons is one of my favourites, adding the pears can only improve the taste, what a great combo!

Tanya@takesix said...

Oh goodness...your beautiful salad looks absolutely delicious! Perfect for this time of year. I'm going to pin this and try it soon! Thank you!

Babs said...

This looks delicious. The bacon, goat cheese and pear combination is making me hungry. I've made spinach salad with a hot bacon dressing before, but never made this one. I'll get the fixin's when I go to the store. YUM.

Kathleen said...

I love this kind of salad. We often make a meal out of it by adding some grilled chicken or shrimp.
Your salad looks wonderful!

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