The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Spinach Salad with Roasted Grapes and Warm Balsamic Dressing

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

6
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

A simple and elegant spinach salad topped with crispy pancetta, oven roasted grapes, slivered almonds, chopped dates, shaved Parmesan and a warm balsamic dressing.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • 1 pound Red Seedless Grapes Removed From Stems
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoons Balsamic Dressing
  • ⅛ teaspoons Dried Basil
  • 1 pinch Salt And Pepper
  • 9 ounces, weight Bag Spinach, Washed
  • ¼ cups Slivered Almonds
  • ¼ cups Chopped Dates
  • 2 ounces, weight Diced Pancetta
  • ¼ cups Freshly Shaved Parmesan Cheese
  • FOR THE WARM BALSAMIC DRESSING:
  • ¼ cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • ¼ cups Balsamic Dressing
  • 2-½ Tablespoons Reserved Juices From Roasted Grapes

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450 F.

Toss grapes in a medium bowl with olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, basil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place in a single layer on a medium-sized rimmed baking sheet. Put into the oven and roast, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let them cool slightly. Strain any pan drippings into a small bowl and reserve for dressing. Set grapes aside.

In a large salad bowl or in individual serving bowls toss togther spinach, almonds and dates.

Cook pancetta in a medium skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove pancetta from skillet and set on a paper towel lined plate or bowl to remove any excess grease. Then add pancetta to salad. Remove any excess grease from skillet so you can make the dressing.

Add extra virgin olive oil to the skillet that the pancetta was cooked in. Heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds longer. Stir in reserved roasted grape pan drippings and balsamic vinegar and cook for 1-2 minutes longer until dressing slightly thickens. Remove from heat and ladle over salads or into a serving bowl. Top salad with shaved Parmesan cheese and serve with warm dressing.

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Crunchy Detox Salad
Profile Photo by The Harvest Kitchen in Salads
This is an ultra simple recipe both for the salad and...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Strawberry Chicken Pecan Salad
Profile Photo by Queen of My Kitchen in Salads
Strawberry Chicken Pecan Salad with feta cheese and maple balsamic vinaigrette—a...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Greek Salad with Tzatziki Dressing
Profile Photo by Julia Pinney @ Julia's Cuisine in Salads
A super simple salad that is a great addition to any...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Green Coconut Curry Spring Veggie Bowls with Zucchini Noodles
Profile Photo by Taylor Kiser in Salads
These easy, vegan and paleo-friendly bowls are made with pineapple, spring...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 2 Level: Easy


Supergreens Salad with Cherries and Feta
Profile Photo by Karen Kelly in Salads
This Supergreens Salad with Cherries and Feta will become your new...
5.00 Mitt(s) 1 Rating(s)1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 2 Level: Easy