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Tomato Bacon Spinach Salad

 Tomato Bacon Spinach Salad
To dress up her swift spinach salad, Wendy Barnwell blends bottled Catalina dressing with warm bacon drippings and mustard. "It's a tasty addition to summer menus," shares the Fortuna, California cook. "I'm sure your family will enjoy this salad as much as mine."
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1/3 cup Catalina salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups baby spinach or torn fresh spinach
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue or feta cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove
  • to paper towels. drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings. Add
  • the salad dressing, mustard, salt and pepper to the drippings; cook
  • and stir over low heat until heated through.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach, tomatoes, cheese and
  • bacon. Drizzle with warm dressing; toss gently to coat. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 138 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 501 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.