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Spinach with red onion and bacon in a white ceramic bowl

Bacon, Spinach, and Red Onion Salad

  • Author: Chelsea Joy
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Simple and easy, this red onion, bacon, and spinach salad makes a perfect summer accompaniament to any meal! I macerate the red onions to lessen their bite — if you’ve never done it before, give it a try!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Put the sliced red onions in a jar and add apple cider vinegar. Set aside for at least 15 minutes to let the onions macerate.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Chop the bacon into 1-inch pieces and add to the skillet, stirring for 8 minutes or until the pieces are browned and cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to remove the pieces from the skillet to a plate and set aside. Reduce heat to low. Discard all but 3 tablespoons of bacon fat.
  3. Add the onion and apple cider vinegar mixture to the skillet, stirring briefly to combine. Remove from heat.
  4. Add the spinach to a large bowl, then pour in dressing and onions. Toss to combine and serve immediately.

Keywords: bacon red onion spinach salad, spinach salad