Spinach with Bacon and Golden Raisins

I love salads for their accessibility, nutritional value, and the fact that you can basically empty the last bits of left-overs into a bowl, whip up a vinaigrette and call it lunch. Plus they take no time to make, which as you may have noticed from my cooking style, is a prized commodity. It’s hilarious, my boyfriend is completely the opposite. I like to think of him as a weekend chef. Homemade pizza dough or BBQ’d anything is right up his alley, but he wants to start roasting potatoes at 7:30pm on a Wednesday, and we don’t have any of the ingredients(!) Bless his heart, but weekdays, I’m happy to take the cooking responsibilities.  Here’s a salad favorite.

Serves 2:

2 tblspoons Gorgonzola or bleu cheese
1/8 cup golden raisins
2-4 strips of bacon, chopped (left-over from Sunday morning)
2 tblspoons sunflower seeds, roasted
a few healthy handfuls of fresh spinach
fresh cracked pepper

Vinaigrette Dressing:
4 tblspoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Combine all salad ingredients into a large mixing bowl, toss with vinaigrette and enjoy. Bonus: make extra and warm it up for lunch the next day. The spinach will wilt and the flavors will have married. Your coworkers will be so envious!

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2 responses to “Spinach with Bacon and Golden Raisins

  1. He has bbq'd a generic precooked pizza, but I got him a pizza stone for Christmas and he made some amazing combinations from the oven in my little studio. Come summer and the pizza stone will be on the bbq in no time. Did you bbq raw pizza dough?

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