Spinach salad with hot bacon fat dressing

Spinach salad with hot bacon fat dressing

My grandmother used to make a variation of this with the bacon fat she rendered. As a child, I adored it, and now I understand why! All of that yummy, satiating fat was exactly what my body craved.

Spinach salad with hot bacon fat dressing

My grandmother used to make a variation of this with the bacon fat she rendered. As a child, I adored it, and now I understand why! All of that yummy, satiating fat was exactly what my body craved.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Spinach salad
  • 6 cups 1.5 liters fresh spinach
  • 2 2 hard-boiled egg, choppedhard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 oz. 50 g chopped bacon
  • 13 cup 75 ml parmesan cheese, finely grated (optional)
Hot bacon fat dressing
  • ½ cup 125 ml bacon fat or light olive oil
  • ¼ cup 60 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt
  • ground black pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Wash the spinach and remove tough ends. Dry the leaves. Divide the spinach evenly among four salad plates.
  2. Top with hard-boiled eggs and bacon divided evenly among the plates. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top if desired.
  3. Use a small saucepan to heat the bacon fat. Whisk in the apple cider vinegar and remaining ingredients. Serve warm and mix just before pouring.
  4. Dress salad plates with hot bacon fat vinaigrette and serve immediately.

Tip!

The dressing can be made ahead of time and warmed just before serving. Can refrigerate for up to 10 days. I like to store it in a mason jar so that I can shake it really well just before pouring it over my plate. At times we add a bit of grilled or roasted meat for a little more protein.

Video

Cooking keto with Dr. David Diamond

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10 comments

  1. sherry
    I love too but will like to know how much it cost after the free month
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
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  3. Jackie
    Spinach salad with hot bacon fat dressing...no prawns are listed on the ingredients.
  4. Cindy
    I know, right. Noticed that as well.
  5. Karen
    Hmmm, what was with the SHRIMP pictured on the plate?
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hmmm, what was with the SHRIMP pictured on the plate?

    If you watch the video, you can see the variation as made by Kristie and Dr Diamond. Adding shrimp or chicken is a nice way to add protein to transform this from a side dish to a stunning entree salad.

  7. Billie
    This salad is absolutely amazing. It is one of the best salads I think I have ever had. Popping with color and flavor! I used 5 medium pre-cooked/cleaned prawns during the salad prep and poured the hot dressing on top of them and the salad. The only problem I had was while making the dressing you must whisk the dijon mustard into the bacon grease because it will bead and seperate from the bacon grease if you don't. Thank you for such a great salad recipe
    !
  8. Sharon
    Do you count the first or second number for fat and protein when logging into carb manager?
    Reply: #9
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Do you count the first or second number for fat and protein when logging into carb manager?

    Enter the grams, not the %ages.

  10. Pickles
    Hello, I am using the metric system, it says :

    1.5 liters fresh spinach
    75 ml parmesan cheese, finely grated (optional)

    I'm trying to convert this to grams, as solids are usually in Kg/g and liquids are usually in L/ml.
    It would make it easier while shopping if I knew these measurements in Grams. I've looked for a conversion system on google but the ones I've found don't seem accurate.

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