Spinach salad with hot bacon dressing

Hah! After saying ‘who needs a recipe for salad’ – here I am, posting another recipe for salad. This also would have had fresh figs in it – if I’d remembered that I meant to put the ones in the fridge in here. But I didn’t. So nevermind.

In my never-ending quest to find recipes that involve as little time as possible in front of the stove, I decided upon a Spinach Salad with warm bacon dressing. You can see the irony here. I had to boil eggs AND cook bacon. Ah well, still. I tried.


  • bag of spinach leaves
  • 6 pieces of bacon
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Put spinach leaves in pretty wooden salad bowl. Or an ugly one, it really doesn’t matter.
  2. Peel (no shit) hard boiled eggs, slice them and throw them into the salad bowl. Add the red onion which you have sliced finely. It would be a little odd to just put the whole onion in there, no?
  3. Cook bacon ’til good n crispy and then remove from the pan to cool then break it up and toss it into the salad.
  4. Slice your two garlic cloves and throw them into the pan of bacon grease. They will cook mega-quick. Turn off the heat and add your balsamic vinegar and olive oil. I expected more bacon grease in my pan. Fancy that – the one time I WANT loads of bacon fat, there isn’t as much. Huh.
  5. Stir around and it condenses a li’l. Then pour that over your salad, sprinkle the sea salt on, and serve.
  6. Bam! Tasty spinach salad. No leftovers today!

Author: torie

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