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Spinach Red Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

January 5, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday season……

Here is a good and healthy refreshing salad, something quick and easy after all that Christmas and New Years cooking!

 

 

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

Easy

 

 

4 Persons

 

 

Preparation Time 20 mins

 

 

Ingredients

20g Red sweet pepper Florini in a jar

100g box of baby spinach leaves

50g baby beet leaves

25 g Hungarian or other good quality bacon

6 g chopped golden raisins

1/2 cup of Vinaigrette dressing, see ingredients below.

( 1/2 tsp salt, black pepper, 1 heaped tsp dijon mustard, 1 tbs balsamic vinegar, 3 tbs olive oil )

Freshly ground black pepper

 

Method

1. Soak spinach and beet leaves in salted water for 3 minutes. Then rinse in three waters and spin dry in lettuce spinner. Place in salad bowl.

2. Cut bacon into lardons and then small squares. Fry with out oil until crispy. So that it browns evenly turn over frequently with a wooden spoon. Place in sieve to drain off any excess fat.

3. Cut red pepper into diamonds or small squares.

4. Finely chop raisins.

5. Make up vinaigrette dressing. beat with a spoon until it emulsifies.

6. When ready to serve combine ingredients and pour over dressing, toss leaves and serve.

 

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

 

Soak spinach and beetroot leaves in salted water for three minutes and then rinse in several waters, using a large basin. You don’t want any grit in your salad, especially if you have gathered the spinach straight from the garden, in which case it will need several rinses.

Spin dry in lettuce spinner.

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

By spinning your leaves you get rid of the excess water. This can also be done in a plastic bag. Place leaves in bag, close tightly and whirl like a cartwheel. Cut hole in corner of bag and pour of water.

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

Cut bacon into strips with a sharp knife.

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

….and then across into small squares.

 

 

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

Place in non stick frying pan with out adding oil.

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

Fry gently turning with a wooden spatula until golden brown.

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

Place in sieve to drain off any extra fat from the bacon.

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

The bacon can be warm or cold.

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

Taking a piece of sweet pepper out of your jar, cut into diamonds or small squares.

Finely chop seedless golden raisins.

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

Place ingredients for Vinaigrette dressing in cup.

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

 

Add olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

 

 

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

 

Gather together your ingredients.

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

When you are ready to serve mix in your ingredients to your leaves and lastly add the vinaigrette.

 

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

Toss your leaves until they are well coated with dressing.

 

Spinach Pepper And Bacon Salad ©

 

 

 

Final result!

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 5, 2014 7:58 pm

    Thank you very much, all the very best to you all too!
    Blessings.

    Like

  2. January 6, 2014 3:02 pm

    A nice combination of flavours – I like the idea of adding raisins to the salad. Sounds perfect for some tasty, healthy eating after all the rich Christmas food!

    Like

  3. January 22, 2016 8:19 pm

    Reblogged this on What's Cooking In Jane's Kitchen and commented:

    Now that the spinach is fresh in the garden…….

    Like

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