As a general rule, I don’t believe in salads. I hate that they are a convenient way to eat “healthy” when many are loaded with fatty dressings, eggs, croutons, etc. until you might as well have a hamburger. Salads seem boring, dreary, lazy. In fact, there is only one thing that can perk a salad up in my book:
BACON. Hot bacon dressing on spinach? That’s not a salad! That’s tasty tasty goodness that happens to be raw veggies.
To make dressing:
Chop and cook 12 slices of bacon. Set aside. Sautee chopped shallots in the remaining bacon fat until fragrant and brown. Add 1/2 c malt vinegar (this was VERY sour, cider vinegar may be used in the future), salt, pepper, and a dab of mustard. Swirl until nice and hot, add sugar to taste. Pour over spinach. Should be enough dressing for 4 servings.