Spinach, Goat Cheese and Bacon Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

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I love salad, especially spinach salad. With summer coming up on our heels, salads are on my mind. I can’t wait to harvest some spinach and lettuce for fresh to the table meals!

This one is tasty, but the dressing is so good you’ll use it on many more salads!

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Here’s How to Make this Spinach Salad:

Make the vinaigrette first. Juice the orange and grate off the zest. Put all the ingredients into a small bowl and whisk hard until it’s starts to emulsify. Set it in the refrigerator to chill. It will be somewhat runny.

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Cook the bacon until it’s crisp. You can either fry it, or you can put it into the oven at 350 degrees and bake it for about 20 minutes. Drain it well.

Next let’s make that salad! Remove the stems from the spinach and tear it into small pieces. I used baby spinach so it was already small. At this point you can make individual salads or put it all in one big bowl for the table.

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Toss the spinach with the dressing, making sure every leaf is coated.

Add the goat cheese and bacon to the top.

Serve it up cold and enjoy every bite!

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© Copyright 2021 The Lazy Gastronome

Spinach, Goat Cheese and Bacon Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

A super simple salad that is bursting with flavors!

Course: Appetizer, first course, Salad
Cuisine: American, farm to table
Keyword: bacon, chevre, goat cheese, orange, orange juice, spinach
Servings: 4
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 24 oz fresh spinach leaves (about 4 to 5 cups)
  • 1 cup goat cheese crumbles
  • 12 slices bacon
Vinaigrette
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (about 1 large orange)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
Instructions
  1. Make the vinaigrette first. Put all the ingredients into a small bowl and whisk hard until it's starts to emulsify. Set it in the refrigerator to chill.

  2. Cook the bacon until it's crisp. You can either fry it, or you can put it into the oven at 350 degrees and bake it for about 20 minutes. Drain it well. 

  3. Next let's make that salad! Remove the stems from the spinach and tear it into small pieces. I used baby spinach so it was already small.

  4. Toss the spinach with the dressing, making sure every leaf is coated.

  5. Add the goat cheese and bacon to the top.  Serve it up cold and enjoy every bite!

Recipe Notes

© Copyright 2021 The Lazy Gastronome

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