The flavor triangle of smoky bacon, tangy blue cheese and slightly sweet apple creates captivating counterpoints in this simple salad.
Chef's Tip: Sprinkle a few dried cranberries on top for extra color and flavor. Shake the vinaigrette in a Mason jar for easy mixing. Makes it easy to refrigerate any leftovers too.
Servings and Ingredients
|⅓ c. Hy-Vee Select olive oil|
|2 tbsp. Hy-Vee Select red wine vinegar|
|1 tsp. coarse ground mustard|
|1 tsp. Hy-Vee honey|
|¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt|
|3 green onions|
|1 (6 oz) bag baby spinach|
|2 celery, sliced thinly diagonally|
|6 slice(s) Hy-Vee smoked, thick-sliced bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled|
|1 tart red apple, cored and cut into chunks|
|2 oz. crumbled blue cheese|
- Just before serving, add bacon, apple and blue cheese. Toss with dressing.
- For dressing, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, mustard, honey and salt. Thinly slice white portion of green onions and stir into dressing.
- Thinly slice green portion of green onion; set aside.
- In a large bowl toss baby spinach, reserved sliced green onion and celery.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 18g
- Cholesterol: 15mg
- Sodium: 490mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 9g
- Protein: 6g