Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Shirley J Wednesday - Wilted Spinach & Bacon Salad
I've been a slacker on Shirley J Wednesday! Lo ciento. I seriously have been using Shirley J Products like every other day, I have just been lazy slash busy. But I'm really excited to share this recipe with you. We've hired a chef to develop recipes for us and this salad is one of the first 50. I love it! It has a wonderful blend of veggies and fruit, sweet and spicy and more! The recipe is below...and I love the use of Shirley J Pizza and Pasta Seasoning! If you want to see more recipes head on over to the Shirley J blog and Web site. We should have a lot more on the site by next week as well!
Wilted Spinach & Bacon Salad
8 Strips of Bacon
12 oz Bag of Baby Spinach
1/3 cup Dried Cranberries
1/3 cup Red Onion Diced
1/4c Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp Brown Sugar
2 TB Shirley J Pizza & Pasta Seasoning
1 Fuji Apple seeded and diced
3oz Feta Cheese Crumbles
Combine spinach, dried cranberries and red onion in salad bowl.
Cook the bacon, set aside grease, when the bacon is cool crumble in a bowl with the spinach, cranberries and apple. In a small sauce pan, combine the bacon grease, onions, vinegar, water, sugar and Shirley J Pizza and Pasta Seasoning. Cook on low heat for about 4-5 minutes.
Right before serving toss the warm dressing in the salad and portion on plate. Garnish with Cheese
***Becky's Notes: I used turkey bacon and use olive oil instead of bacon grease for the dressing!***