Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Spinach Salad With Pecans, Bacon, Feta and Bourbon Vinaigrette

  • Author: Tonja Engen

Ingredients

Scale
  • Bourbon Vinaigrette:
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • Salad:
  • 8 ounces Bacon, diced
  • 8 ounces spinach
  • ½ cup candied pecans (I bought mine at Trader Joes)
  • 1 green apple, cored and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 radish, sliced into thin rounds
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Whisk together vinegar, brown sugar, bourbon, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add olive oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until smooth. Keep refrigerated; bring to room temperature when ready to use.
  2. Dice the bacon and cook over medium high heat until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel. Combine the remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl and add the bacon. Toss gently with the bourbon vinaigrette and serve immediately.