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Spinach, Egg, and Bacon Salad

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Using prewashed organic baby spinach makes this classic salad easy to prepare.

  • Servings: 8

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 1995

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs, hard-boiled
  • 3/4 pound slab bacon, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds baby or flat-leaf spinach, washed

Directions

  1. Peel eggs, and chop them coarsely. Set aside. Cook bacon in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown and crisp, about 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with a double thickness of paper towels. Reserve 1 teaspoon of bacon fat, and discard the rest.

  2. Meanwhile, combine garlic, shallots, lemon juice, and sherry vinegar in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil, add parsley, and season with salt and pepper.

  3. In a large bowl, toss together spinach, cooked bacon, reserved warm bacon fat, vinaigrette, and chopped eggs. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if necessary, and serve immediately.

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