Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Skip the bottled stuff and whip up a batch of this indulgent bacon vinaigrette.  Minced shallots, garlic, brown sugar, orange juice, balsamic vinegar, and coarse grained mustard give it a delightfully sweet-and-tangy flavor. 



Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 14 Minutes


4 bacon slices
4 tablespoons minced shallot
2 tablespoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons brown sugar
6 tablespoons orange juice
5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons coarse grained mustard
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon, and reserve for another use.

2. Cook shallots and garlic in hot drippings over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until tender. Add brown sugar, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved.

3. Process garlic mixture, orange juice, and next 4 ingredients in a blender until combined.