Warm Apple Cider Dressing

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!

This entry was published on March 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm. It’s filed under recipes, Slow Food and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Warm Apple Cider Dressing

  1. Pingback: Just Say No To Store Bought Salad Dressing « theslowlowdown

  2. This sounds really interesting! A good sub for the bacon fat might be a little bit of coconut oil plus some smoked paprika. How much bacon fat does 2 slices of bacon usually produce? Does a teaspoon sound about right? Thanks!

    • It’s just a little more than a teaspoon. If you’re subbing coconut oil, use a little bit less – its less viscous, so it’ll go further. You can also sweat the shallot and garlic dry at a slightly lower temp – the bacon is really just for flavor!

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