Spinach with Bacon and Gorgonzola

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We have a number of delicious spinach salad recipes, but the Gorgonzola dressing for this one is addictive.  It is easy to prepare, and an attractive side dish for company meals, but I make it for just Joe and me and we wind up saying “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!”  Try it with sliced red onion and olives or chopped apple and pecans added!

Spinach with Bacon and Gorgonzola

2 tablespoons champagne vinegar

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 1/2 tablespoons agave nectar

24 ounce carton of washed baby spinach

5 slices lean bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

1 3/4 cups crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

1/4 cup half and half or whole milk

Put first 3 ingredients in small jar with screw on lid and shake vigorously to blend.  Place spinach in large bowl. Cook bacon in heavy skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towel and crumble. Pour off all but 1 or 2  tablespoons of drippings. Reduce heat, add cheese, then stir in mixed dressing.  Stir until melted and smooth  and pour warm dressing over salad. Scatter bacon pieces on top.  

2 thoughts on “Spinach with Bacon and Gorgonzola

  1. *HI there! This sounds good . . . will have to buy some agave nectar, champagne vinegar and gorgonzola cheese first. Apple slices and pecans or other ingredients sound yummy too. * * * *sarai from SCN writing groups # 7 and # 14*

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