Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing by
5 slices bacon
1 1/2 tablespoons shallot, finely chopped
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons honey mustard, or more to taste
8 cups fresh spinach, stems removed
8 oz (about 2 1/2 cups) white button mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
In a skillet add the bacon and cook over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Roughly chop and set aside.
Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet. Heat the remaining fat over medium-high heat, add the shallots and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk in the vinegar, desired amount of mustard, and salt and pepper, to taste. Scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the skillet, bring to a simmer, then remove the skillet from the heat.
For the salad, in a large salad bowl, toss together the spinach, mushrooms, bacon and onion. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Serve warm