Hot Plum and Spinach Salad

Recipe from

Sunset

Nutritional Information

Calories 144
Caloriesfromfat 60 %
Protein 4.5 g
Fat 9.5 g
Satfat 3 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Sodium 324 mg
Cholesterol 11 mg

Ingredients

4 slices (1/4 lb.) thick-cut bacon
8 cups (about 1/2 lb.) baby spinach leaves, rinsed and drained
2 firm-ripe red-skin plums (about 1/2 lb. total)
4 teaspoons coarse-grain Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt

Preparation

1. Cut bacon crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces. In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan, stir bacon frequently until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to drain on towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in pan.

2. Put spinach in a large bowl. Rinse and pit plums and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

3. Set pan with drippings over high heat. Add mustard, vinegar, and sugar; stir, then add plums. Heat until boiling, about 1 minute; turn plums over once.

4. Pour hot plum mixture over spinach. Mix and lift with salad fork and spoon. Sprinkle with bacon and add salt to taste.

Note:

July 1999
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