Spinach Salad with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Maple-Dijon VinaigretteI’ve been wanting to make this salad for a long time because it looks so flavorful and delicious without being too bad for you. I finally had all the ingredients on hand and decided to make it and I am so glad I did. I loved the flavor of the vinaigrette with the spinach and the crunchy apples and bacon bits gave this salad a great texture. We all loved it and gobbled up every last bite.

Spinach Salad with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe from Myrecipes.com ~ Cooking Light, March 2008
  • 1/4 cup of real maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp minced shallots
  • 2 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced very thin
  • 1/2 cup Braeburn apple, chopped
  • 4 slices of lean bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 10 oz of fresh baby spinach

Spinach Salad with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette

Combine the syrup, shallots, vinegar, oil, mustard, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic together in a bowl. Whisk until well blended then set aside for flavors to mingle.

Place the spinach, mushrooms, onion, apple, and bacon in a large bowl and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Toss to coat evenly then serve immediately. Enjoy.

Spinach Salad with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

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