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Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

I wanted a quick and tasty side dish to pair with the Caramelized Onion Orzo. I found spinach and bacon in the fridge and grape tomatoes on the counter and figured they would make a tasty side dish with great flavors & textures. I served this side dish with rice vinegar on the side. We all, kids included, gobbled it ALL up.

Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

How to Make a Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and place on paper towels to drain. Remove all but 1 teaspoon if you have more grease. Add the olive oil to the pan, once hot add the grape tomatoes, and cook, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring frequently, until just starting to wilt. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

 

Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of lean bacon cooked & crumbled (remove all but 1 tsp bacon grease from pan)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 3-4 cups of baby spinach cleaned
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and place on paper towels to drain.
  • Remove all but 1 teaspoon if you have more grease. Add the olive oil to the pan, once hot add the grape tomatoes, and cook, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the spinach and cook, stirring frequently, until just starting to wilt. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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  1. This is a great idea, Pam… I bet it was delicious! You can’t go wrong when you saute with a little bacon grease!! I bet even someone who wouldn’t eat sauteed spinach, would eat it with a little bacon grease, it sure does make everything taste better!

  2. Love this because it is like a spinach salad except cooked. I love spinach but hate how sometimes raw spinach will cause that weird feeling on your teeth.