Warm Spinach Salad With Bacon



  1. Put the oil in a skillet over medium heat; when hot, add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until it's crisp and lightly browned, 8 to 12 minutes.
  2. Add the shallot and cook until it begins to soften, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  3. Turn the heat to low to keep the mixture warm without further cooking.
  4. Fill a bowl with hot tap water and let it sit for 1 minute to warm the bowl.
  5. Pour out the water, dry the inside of the bowl, and put the greens in the bowl.
  6. Add the vinegar and mustard to the skillet, turn the heat to medium-high, and bring the mixture just to a boil, stirring.
  7. Taste the dressing and add salt, lots of pepper, and more vinegar or mustard.
  8. If the dressing looks too thick, add a few drops of water.
  9. Pour the piping-hot dressing over the greens, toss to wilt the spinach a bit, and serve right away.