Spinach salad with warm bacon and mustard dressing.

As we always celebrate Valentine’s Day with a dinner with our son the night before the actual celebratory night, last night I decided to add a drink to the mix. Having  fresh mangoes I had fun creating my version of a Mango Martini. Pretty smooth and tasty.

If you want to serve something different for any occasions, here are some examples of cocktails and drinks with unusual ingredients.

As I was creating something new for us, I also wanted to prepare a recipe that has been in my file folder for over 22 years and that I do not remember the last time I actually made it: Spinach salad with warm bacon and mustard dressing.

Dinner was quite simple and we had a great pre Valentine’s Day celebration.
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tonight’s February 13, 2013 dinner:
Mango Martini
Seared New York Steak
Potatoes with butter
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Mustard Dressing


Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Mustard Dressing

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spinach salad with warm bacon mustard dressing
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3 cups spinach 3 cups washed and hard stems removed spinach
  • 4 slices bacon 4 slicers cut into 1/2 inch pieces bacon
  • 1 tsp olive oil 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tsps Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


  • In a small frying pan fry the bacon until crisp. Meanwhile wash the spinach and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together the mustard, pepper and the olive oil. When the bacon is done add half the bacon to the mix and most of the bacon rendering.
  • Add the salad and mix well, taste and add salt if need be.
  • Add the remaining bacon to the salad and serve.
  • The salad leaves need to be well coated. Add more mustard if need to


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 169mg | Vitamin A: 2110IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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