Bakin’ With Bacon and The King


Greetings bacon fans!     Well the HEAT is unending here in Castle Baconia which is what led me to think I’d share one of the Castle’s favorite nice, cool, crunchy and extremely delicious salads with you.    This is one that can be a whole meal.   At least the Royal Mom thinks so!    It’s refreshing and extra tasty especially with the mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil dressing.    You can add other ingredients if you like – some people like walnuts in it too but I’m a “purist”…………hahaha      Seriously, you may want to add other things and this is one of those recipes that is open to many additions per your taste so GO FOR IT!


Spinach, Apple, Bacon Salad


1 Granny Smith apple, halved, cored and thinly sliced

6 cups spinach leaves, washed and dried with paper towels

6 slices bacon – cut into 1/4″ strips

1 small shallot, chopped (optional but yummy)

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar


  1. Place spinach and apple slices into a large mixing bowl. Render bacon strips over low heat until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon onto paper towels to drain. Add shallots to bacon fat and saute’ until soft and fragrant. Whisk in mustard, vinegar and then olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour dressing over spinach, add bacon and toss to wilt salad slightly.


Now doesn’t that just sound fabulous?    Well, it is.    The Royal Mom (and Royal Dad) both think so – and who are we to question royalty?



Keep cool…..and enjoy some bacon!   

Your King

36 responses »

  1. Oh, this is our kind of cool food for summer! And yes, we would add grilled crushed almonds and feta cheese and maybe a little balsamic vinegar but it is PERFECT as is!!! A great base for so many combos. MERCI.


  2. I would truly eat that! I think it HAS to be delicious!!!! Teddy, you ARE the Bacon Fairy and you look precious there with your Crown, too.


    • I have no idea either but since it is, my cat is taking advantage of it and proclaiming himself to be King of Bacon……just one day a week be puts on his crown and churns out a recipe for something with bacon. The rest of the time he’s just a 24 lb. ginger cat with his parents wrapped around his big paw.


  3. I bet this tastes good. Really bad weekend. Hot and humid. Heat index of 100 today and then storms which are not going to cool it off. Hope you have better weather. Enjoy your day.


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