Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
Fresh figs and blue cheese are among the ingredients in this elegant spinach salad with warm bacon dressing. This is a great salad for a dinner party or special occasion meal.
- 4 cups baby spinach leaves
- 12 fresh figs
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 4 tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled
- 3 tablespoons walnuts, coarsely chopped
- 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 dash salt
- Arrange the spinach leaves on four salad plates. Slice figs in half and arrange on the spinach, cut side up. Sprinkle thinly sliced red onion over the spinach, then sprinkle with the cheese, walnuts, and bacon.
- Combine sugar, red wine vinegar, water, cornstarch, and a dash of salt in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- Spoon some of the warm dressing over the salads.
An outstanding salad, all the flavors blend together perfectly. I doubled the blue cheese and walnuts so there would be enough for every bite, and cut back the sugar to just a half tablespoon for our tastes. We loved the warm thickened dressing with it, and ended up using all of it. A repeat for us, and definitely company worthy.