Spinach Sun-dried Tomatoes and Bacon Salad

My Favourite Salads

Spinach Sun-dried Tomatoes and Bacon Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2253I want to share a salad with an irresistible combination of ingredients. First of all there is roasted and salted cashew nuts, a favourite ingredients in stir-fries and Asian cuisines. Cashew nuts have a delicate flavour, a lower fat content compared to other nuts and a considerable amount of starch and are therefore used in thickening soup, stews and curries. Then there are also sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, fresh tomatoes and bacon to sum it all up.

Spinach Sun-dried Tomatoes and Bacon Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2259The salad tasted exceptionally delicious. I had it for lunch with some braised chicken and grilled carrots. Carrot is a great substitute for fries and other starchy side dishes, because it has over 85% water by composition and lots of antioxidants and essential minerals. I hope the salad appeals to you the way it did to us.

  • Ingredients
  • 160g (6oz) fresh baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup toasted cashew nuts, roughly chopped
  • 6 bacon slices cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced
  • 6 sundried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped

Spinach Sun-dried Tomatoes and Bacon Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2906Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start

Spinach Sun-dried Tomatoes and Bacon Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2894To make dressing: combine all ingredients in a jar and shake thoroughly to mix or whisk the ingredients in a bowl.

Spinach Sun-dried Tomatoes and Bacon Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2257Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss gently to mix. Serve

Spinach Sun-dried Tomatoes and Bacon Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2260The salad was delicious!

Spinach Sun-dried Tomatoes and Bacon Salad

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Serves: 4

Salad ingredients

  • 160g (6oz) fresh baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup toasted cashew nuts, roughly chopped
  • 6 bacon slices cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced
  • 6 sundried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped

Apple Cider Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl.
  2. To make dressing: combine all ingredients in a jar and shake thoroughly to mix or whisk the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss gently to mix. Serve

Note:

1 cup fully packed cup baby spinach is about 400g.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

25 thoughts

    1. Hi John,
      The sun dried tomato and the dressing would be great too on their own. I wouldn’t mind that too. Have a wonderful week!
      Liz

    1. Hi Mama D,
      I have to visit your blog now. I’ve been procrastinating for too long. Thanks for coming here several times, despite my laziness. I really appreciate. Have a lovely weekend!
      Liz

  1. Very nice salad, great and simple summer dish. I particularly like this dressing recipe – I use these ingredients often in marinades and dressings.
    Happy weekend. 🙂

  2. Another goodie! I think I almost like baby spinach in a salad over some of the lettuce varieties. And of course once you add bacon….it’s just going to taste good! All my favorite foods. I love these simple recipes for salads when it’s too hot to cook! Thanks again Liz, a winner for sure.

    1. Hi Sandy,
      I had this for my lunch today. It was ever so good, with some grilled cheese and tomato sandwich on the side. I enjoyed my lunch and the weather is cool and amazing. Enjoy the end of the week!
      Liz

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