Spinach Salad with Bacon & Goat Cheese

August 1, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, we headed down to Granville Island with some friends for dinner. After walking around, we settled on Sandbar for our meal. I had never been there before and was very pleasantly surprised by how good everything was. C particularly enjoyed their spinach salad, so I couple of nights ago I decided to try to recreate it as an accompaniment to our burgers. It turned out very tasty (bacon usually ensures that)! Definitely a make-again.

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Spinach Salad with Bacon & Goat Cheese

Yield: 4 servings

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette:
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
lots of pepper

Salad:
Large bowlful of spinach (one bag or several bunches)
6-8 strips of bacon
1/4 cup goat cheese

Cook the bacon in a frying pan until crispy. Place on paper towels and pat to remove excess grease. Cut or crumble into small pieces.

Put all the vinaigrette ingredients into a small jar and shake to combine. Toss with the spinach in the large bowl.

Crumble up the goat cheese over top of the spinach. Do the same with the bacon. Mix gently.

Serve.

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