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Tomato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Tomato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette 


  • Author: RebeccaBlackwell
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 side salads

Description

This Fresh Tomato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette is a delicious accompaniment to all variety of dishes, but especially good alongside Skillet Cod with Creamy Corn Relish.


Ingredients

For the Bacon Vinaigrette:

  • 4 oz thick cut bacon (about 4 or 5 slices)
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 4 cups of summer greens – I prefer spinach, frisée, or endive
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

Make the bacon vinaigrette:

  1. Slice the bacon into 1-inch pieces. Place a skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook, stirring frequently, until the bacon is crisp. Remove the skillet from the heat. Use a slotted spoon to more the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels.
  2. In a medium size bowl, add 1 tbsp of the rendered bacon fat. Add the vinegar, dijon, and sugar and stir to combine. Pour the olive oil into the dressing in a thin, steady stream, whisking constantly, to create an emulsion. Add about 1/4 tsp salt and pepper. Whisk to combine, taste and add more if you like.

Make the Salad:

  1. Wash the tomatoes and remove the stem and core. Slice them into large chunks and sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper.
  2. Put the greens in a bowl, or distribute amongst serving plates. Top with tomatoes. Drizzle with bacon vinaigrette and top with the pieces of crispy bacon.

Keywords: salad, vegetable recipe, bacon salad, tomato salad

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