SPINACH SALAD WITH BACON, DATES AND FETA DRESSING
For the feta dressing:
1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled (about 2 ounces)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2-1/2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 tablespoons olive oil
For the salad:
3 slices bacon, chopped
1 bunch fresh spinach (about ¾ pound), stems discarded and leaves washed well, spun dry and torn into bite-sized pieces
½ medium red onion, sliced thin
1/3 cup pitted dates, chopped
- Make the feta dressing: In a blender blend together feta, lemon juice, water and mayonnaise until smooth. With motor running add oil and blend until emulsified.
- In a small skillet cook bacon over moderate heat, stirring, until crisp and transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
- In a large bowl toss together spinach, bacon, onion and dates with feta dressing.
from Gourmet Magazine, October, 1994