Monday, April 13, 2009

Spinach Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing


My nutritional intake has been very questionable lately. Weeknights are especially dicey as I will almost never enter the fray that is the dinner-time-rush at the grocery store (I know I should be better about stocking up over the weekend, but let's not dwell on that right now). I have not been abiding by Ellie Krieger's "eat the colors of the rainbow" advice at all, which is probably why I found myself craving a spinach salad over the weekend.

I baked the bacon in the oven (anything to keep the smell of bacon out of my hair), boiled some eggs and whisked up a dressing with dijon, honey, salt, pepper and... bacon fat (you can pretend this part never happened for the sake of your opinion of me). I planned on using extra virgin olive oil, but got to thinking deviously when I saw the fat on the baking sheet.

This salad can be put together very quickly; it only took me about 20 min. from start to finish. Definitely going to be a keeper as the warmer months approach, but it's funny because I can count on one hand the number of spinach salads I eat in a year and I never order honey mustard dressing. Maybe 2009 is the year everything changes!

4 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Hi Marie. My first time to your blog. LOVE it.. you have some really great recipes. The spinach salald with this choice of dressing is perfect. Looks delicious!

Marie said...

Donna: Welcome and thanks for stopping by! I think for a while I had to convince myself that dijon was great, but now I really believe it and love it in dressings.

janetching said...

Believe it or not, I was just looking into the recipe books to find out how to make a nice salad dressing. Being Chinese, we eat more warm food but I want to make more salad this summer, your spinach salad is a great idea.
Janet from http://www.gourmettraveller88.com

Marie said...

Janet: Hi there! Making salad dressings at home is great not only for flavor, but also because I don't feel pressured to finish bottled dressings before their expiration dates. Thanks for stopping by!