Orange Maple Bacon Vinaigrette Over Wilted Baby Spinach

  • 4 tablespoons Bella Nonnas Maple Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon Bella Nonnas Barrel-aged Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon good quality Dijon style mustard
  • 4 tablespoons Bella Nonnas Blood Orange Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoon finely minced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 slices center-cut bacon, cooked to a crisp and finely crumbled
  • 2 quarts young spinach leaves, stems removed, washed
  • orange wedges (peeled, seeded, cut and stripped)
Cooking Instructions:
  • Place spinach in a serving bowl.
  • Place the balsamic, half the crumbled bacon, red wine vinegar, salt, half the shallots, pepper, and mustard in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Gently warm while whisking - remove from heat before it reaches a simmer.
  • Allow to cool for a minute, and then whisk in the olive oil to emulsify.
  • Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Gently dress spinach with warm vinaigrette and top with remaining crumbled bacon, orange pieces and shallot.

Serve warm

Cooking Time : 5-10 min
Servings : 4-6

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