Spinach Salad With Warm Gorgonzola Dressing

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    (10 ounce) bags Baby Spinach (purchase the washed and ready to use bags)
  • 4
    cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1
    small red onion, thinly sliced (use only red onion for this)
  • 1 12
    cups sliced black olives (can use more or less olives)
  • 12
    slices bacon, cut into about 1-inch pieces (can use more or less bacon)
  • 2
  • 14
    cup whipping cream (unwhipped)
  • salt and pepper
  • DRESSING
  • 2
    tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2
    tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3
    tablespoons honey
  • salt and black pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl whisk together all dressing ingredients, season with salt and pepper to taste; set aside.
  • Place the baby spinach in a large glass bowl, and toss with black pepper and a small amount of salt (or omit the salt).
  • Arrange the sliced mushrooms, sliced onions and olives on top (you can cover and chill while making the bacon and warmed cheese mixture).
  • In a frypan cook the bacon pieces until crisp; remove to a paper towel and pour off all but 2 tablespoons bacon drippings.
  • Reduce the heat to low.
  • Add in the cheese, whipping cream and the wine vinegar/Dijon mixture; stir until cheese has melted and the mixture is smooth (DO NOT BOIL!).
  • Pour the warm dressing over the salad, or serve on the side.
  • Sprinkle with cooked bacon.
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