I was trying out various takes on a warm spinach salad, but the weather is finally turning (warm) here. So while I usually eat spinach mixed in tarts or quiches, this salad is a nice change from the romaine and spring mixes. It’s kind of like a BLT salad (Bacon Lettuce Tomato). And it goes great with Parmesan croutons.
You’ll need a bunch of fresh spinach, some sweet cherry tomatoes, and a few slices of bacon. I’m also working on some new salad dressings (like Caesar salad dressing), however this salad goes well with honey mustard dressing, or the lemon mustard dressing posted below.
Spinach Bacon Tomato Salad
- about 4 slices of bacon, cut width-wise into small strips
- one bunch of fresh spinach, lightly chopped or sliced
- about 1/2 cup of sliced cherry tomatoes
Lemon Mustard Dressing
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
- 1 to 2 teaspoons of honey (depending on your taste)
Shake it up until well blended.
- Pan fry the bacon pieces until they start to slightly brown around the edges.
- Add the cut spinach to a salad bowl, then the sliced tomatoes, and finally the bacon on top.
- Lightly mix the salad and add your favorite dressing on top.
Hi Sarah. I swear by this brand: http://www.organicprairie.coop/products/pork/product/uncured-hardwood-smoked-bacon-fresh/
I use their ham and bacon all the time. Another option, although time consuming, it to make your own. I’ve done it and it’s not hard (but it’s not smoked). I buy a slab of pork belly, slice and season it, and place it in the refrigerator for a few days. You can also freeze bacon – which I do a lot.
Any ideas on where to find scd legal bacon? This looks so good and I can’t wait to try it with bacon (haven’t had bacon forever). Thanks for all your amazing recipes they are God sent right now.
Interestingly, Worcestershire sauce is actually fermented.
Worcestershire sauce isn’t legal on SCD, but I’ve been known to use a few squirts for my husband. However, he’s been on SCD for almost 4 years and has been symptom and med free for almost that long. I’m trying this!
Hey Lacey! Wow, must try that. That looks great. And I have anchovy paste that I haven’t cracked open yet (I was going to try it without, but now…) Not sure about the W sauce. I’ll have to look at the ingredients.
hope all is well! wanted to share my caesar dressing with you. this is a family favorite. Measurements are estimates as I don’t have a recipe. enjoy!
add to a bowl…
1 TBSP dijon
1 small clove garlic, minced
squeeze from half a lemon
2 tsp Worcestershire
1/4 tsp anchovy paste
salt and pepper
stir together and drizzle in 1/4 cup olive oil. add shredded parm to dressing, then toss with romaine and croutons.