Anita's Wilted Spinach Salad and Variations
|1 lg bagFresh spinach; washed|
|1 16-oz bagFrozen shrimp; precooked without tails|
|1/2 cupPecans, walnuts, or almonds; your choice, chopped|
|1/2 cupCraisins; dried cranberries|
|1 cupMandarin Oranges; optional|
|1 Avocado; sliced|
|6 thick slicesbacon; cooked, chopped fine|
|Salt & pepper; to taste|
|1/4 cupRed wine vinegar|
|3 tablespoonBacon grease|
Anita's Wilted Spinach Salad and Variations Preparation
There are so many variations on this recipe and all are good, so you can't go wrong.
Basically, you cook 6 slices, thick-sliced bacon in a frying pan until crisp - reserve the bacon grease (2-3 tablespoons) in the pan. After the bacon cools; crumble and reserve for garnish.
Put your bag of washed spinach in a large Salad Bowl. Add your craisins; as well as the nuts and
fruit of your choice. I personally like pecans and mandarin oranges, but a combination of almonds, walnuts, apples or strawberries are also good in this salad as alternate choices. (1 nut and 1 fruit combination)
Mix the Vinegar, sugar and water in a small bowl and add to the hot bacon grease that is still in the pan.
Add the frozen shrimp and cook on medium for 5 minutes until shrimp are heated through.
Pour the shrimp and dressing mixture onto the spinach salad mix (in the bowl) and mix very well to coat all leaves with the vinegar-bacon dressing. The spinach will become wilted from the hot dressing.
For something a little extra, after you have plated the salad in individual servings, you can add several slices of avocado to the top for garnish, as well as a tablespoon of the crumbled bacon on top. A sliced,
hard-boiled egg is also another option for a garnish.
Please note that you can also use Chicken (grilled or otherwise) in place of the Shrimp for another variation.
It's all good. Enjoy!
Link to another BigOven recipe
Add a link to another recipe! What would you serve with this?
You may also enjoy
Anita's Wilted Spinach Salad and Variations Reviews
[I posted this recipe.]
3 years, 11 months, 2 days, 18 hours, 44 minutes ago
Blogger? Grab a link to this recipe
Add to on:
Tweets by @bigoven