The smell of bacon finally got to me. Instead of just smelling it from the vacuum (yep, still going strong!) I needed to actually eat some.
But I’ve had a hankering for it for awhile. A couple of weeks ago, my good Mama ordered a salad. And it had bacon on it. I’ve never ordered a salad with bacon on it. I know, I’m sure a strange earthling, but I consider bacon to be a breakfast food served with a side of hash browns (yum). And isn’t salad supposed to be healthy? But this salad was so good I rushed home to make another.
It begins with baby spinach leaves. Aren’t they beautiful?
I have never bought marinated artichoke hearts before. I’ll be buying them again. Cut and add. Now some some black olives, cut. Black olives are a food group in this house. It’s a genetic thing.
Cut up one slice of bacon. Sprinkle with love. For the record, I used center cut which has less fat. There is no sprinkling of bacon bits – nu uh!
I splurged on the good stuff.
And it’s good stuff.
I added a few kalamata olives because I’m a little obsessed with ’em. Mmmm. Dig in.
Now. This is a fantastic salad for many reasons. It is plenty healthy with all that spinach and artichoke. And every meal should have a little fat. If this salad was your lunch, you would have some fat, protein and carbohydrates to keep you full and satisfied for a nice long while. Add an apple and you’re really in business. That’s what I think. But maybe I just like bacon.
Spinach, Feta and Artichoke Salad (with a side of bacon)
Baby Spinach Leaves
Marinated Artichoke Hearts, cut
Black Olives, cut
Kalamata Olives (optional)
1 Slice Center-cut Bacon, cut
Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing
Have a beautiful spring weekend. I’ll be going on a long run, shrieking with cousins, and listening to the most inspiring, and uplifting talks of the year HERE.