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Wilted Spinach Tomato Salad
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15 INGREDIENTS • 12 STEPS • 35MINS

Wilted Spinach Tomato Salad

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Wilted Spinach Tomato Salad gives you fresh spinach at its finest, warmed ever so slightly with hot bacon but still light and bright. Zingy with mustard dressing and satisfying with croutons and cheese.
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Compelled to Cook
Hello, I'm Nicole! I aim to help you elevate your everyday meals with recipes that make the most of your casual family breakfasts, weeknight dinners and entertaining occasions.
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Wilted Spinach Tomato Salad gives you fresh spinach at its finest, warmed ever so slightly with hot bacon but still light and bright. Zingy with mustard dressing and satisfying with croutons and cheese.
35MINS
Total Time
$1.24
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
US / Metric
Crutons
French Bread
3 cups
French Bread
cut into 1-inch chunks
Fresh Dill
1 Tbsp
Chopped Fresh Dill
Sea Salt
to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Olive Oil
2 Tbsp
Salad
Whole Grain Mustard
1 Tbsp
Whole Grain Mustard
Olive Oil
1 Tbsp
Bacon
5 oz
Bacon
about 4 slices chopped
Red Onion
1 cup
Thinly Sliced Red Onion
Garlic
3 cloves
Garlic, thinly sliced
Cherry Tomato
2 cups
Cherry Tomatoes
large ones cut in half
or Grape Tomatoes
Fresh Spinach
7 oz
Fresh Spinach, washed, trimmed
Asiago Cheese
1/3 cup
Fresh Dill
to taste
Roughly Chopped Fresh Dill
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
264
Fat
18.0 g
Protein
8.7 g
Carbs
16.1 g
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Author's Notes

Add grilled shrimp or chicken for a complete meal. Makes 6-8 side servings or 4 main course servings.
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step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
step 2
In a large bowl toss together French Bread (3 cups), Fresh Dill (1 Tbsp), Sea Salt (to taste), and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Drizzle with Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) and toss until evenly coated. Spread out in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes, turning once.
step 2 In a large bowl toss together French Bread (3 cups), Fresh Dill (1 Tbsp), Sea Salt (to taste), and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Drizzle with Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) and toss until evenly coated. Spread out in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes, turning once.
step 3
Remove from oven and set aside until ready to use.
step 4
Place Fresh Spinach (7 oz) in a large bowl.
step 4 Place Fresh Spinach (7 oz) in a large bowl.
step 5
Whisk together Whole Grain Mustard (1 Tbsp), Apple Cider Vinegar (2 1/2 Tbsp), and Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) in a small bowl and set aside.
step 6
In a medium-size skillet fry Bacon (5 oz) until starting to crisp and most of the fat has rendered.
step 7
Scoop out bacon with a slotted spatula to a paper towel lined plate, leaving approximately 3 tablespoons of bacon grease in the pan.
step 8
In the same pan over medium heat, sauté Garlic (3 cloves) bacon grease until fragrant, about 1 minute.
step 9
Add Red Onion (1 cup) and sauté for 1 minute.
step 10
Stir in Cherry Tomatoes (2 cups) and cook, tossing often for 1 minute. Pour in dressing and add bacon, stir to combine.
step 10 Stir in Cherry Tomatoes (2 cups) and cook, tossing often for 1 minute. Pour in dressing and add bacon, stir to combine.
step 11
Pour over spinach while hot and toss to coat the spinach. Season with Sea Salt (to taste) and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste).
step 12
Garnish with Asiago Cheese (1/3 cup), croutons and Fresh Dill (to taste). Serve immediately.
step 12 Garnish with Asiago Cheese (1/3 cup), croutons and Fresh Dill (to taste). Serve immediately.
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Appetizers
Brunch
Shellfish-Free
Quick & Easy
Salad
Spring
Side Dish
Summer
Vegetables
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