Salad can be comfort food too! Pour this while hot over spinach and arugula to create a slight wilt. Toss in some local pecans, crispy bacon, and a little chevre. This is rainy day salad.
Note: This can be a vegan recipe by omitting the bacon fat.
Warm Apple Cider Dressing
1.5 cups apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup apple juice (pear juice for a twist!)
2 slices organic bacon
1 shallot, diced
1 clove garlic, diced
3 pink peppercorns (black is ok too)
Dice bacon, and render out fat in a large saute pan over medium heat. Once fat has melted, turn up heat, and crisp bacon bits. Remove crispy delicious bacon from pan, and set aside. Over low heat, slowly sweat out shallots and garlic in fat until translucent. Add apple cider vinegar, apple juice and pepper corns. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, and reduce by half. Remove from heat, remove peppercorns, and hit it with your immersion blender. Pour while still hot over greens and toss!