Arugula with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

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Arugula with Warm Bacon VinaigretteRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
"Mama always said, 'Eat your greens,' so start brunch off with a simple salad. The warm vinaigrette melts the goat cheese, creating a magical creamy dressing."
Makes 4 servings


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4 bacon slices
1 shallot, minced
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 (5-oz.) package arugula or mixed greens
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

1. Cook bacon in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat 6 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon. Sauté shallot in drippings 2 minutes or just until tender.

2. Transfer shallot and drippings to a small bowl. Whisk in oil and next 3 ingredients. Toss arugula with vinaigrette on a platter. Top with goat cheese and bacon.

Created date

March 2014