Thursday, January 05, 2006

Spinach Salad

This tastes very good and at the same time makes you feel like you’re eating something very healthy

Large pack baby spinach leaves
6 rashers of bacon (cut up into small pieces) or the equivalent amount of pancetta cubes
200 grms mushrooms sliced
1 clove garlic crushed
olive oil
couple of squeezes of lemon juice
salt and freshly milled pepper

fry the bacon in a little oil until crispy – put to one side
clean the pan out and put some olive oil in and heat gently. Add the garlic, stir then add the mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms are just starting to release their juices – put to one side

Put the spinach leaves in a large bowl and add the bacon and the mushroom and mix well. Then dress the leaves with the lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Serve with some boiled new potatoes and the piedmont roasted peppers and you can’t go wrong


At 12:41 AM, Blogger TBLJ said...

Love the blog...but it's making me hungry :-)

At 1:57 AM, Blogger Caterpillar said...

This sounds so good! I LOVE spinach salad!

At 2:09 AM, Blogger NewYorkMoments said...

Zoozan, this is great :-)

At 9:16 PM, Blogger k o w said...

Bacon over spinach is great for a quick, easy salad. Sprinkle some Balsamic vinegar and some olive oil and sprinkle it with a little garlic powder and my mouth is watering.

At 12:02 AM, Blogger Zoozan said...

I like the idea of the balsamic vinegar instead of the lemon juice it would make a nice contrast to the saltiness of the bacon.

I'm not a great fan of garlic powder, I prefer the real thing and there is one clove in the mushrooms but you could always increase it.

I like to add the oil from the mushroom pan and the bacon as the oil dressing for the spinach rather than fresh olive oil

(bloody hell I'm picky)


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