It all started with an innocent walk through the grocery store after church. Sister was in the front of the cart, while Judah walked along, bouncing between holding Daddy's hand and "helping" push the shopping cart. Our list was small, I think we only needed milk, but we were shopping at lunch time and I was hungry. You all know the rule about shopping while you're hungry- it just shouldn't happen.
And so, I spotted the bacon. Looking at my love, I got serious. "I want bacon." He was like "um, okay...do you want thick bacon? Thin? Peppered? Hickory? What kind of bacon?"
"Just pick out some bacon" I said. "I don't care if it's thick, thin, peppered, smoked, long or short. Just grab a package of bacon. Please."
So, here we are. The bacon was purchased and so was spinach because I've been majorly craving spinach lately. Spinach, Sweet Potato and Bacon salad is one of my new favorite things and so, I thought I'd share it with you all.
At this point, your house is smelling really good. The sweet potato is baking in the oven, the bacon is cooked and grilled onions are on their way. This is a salad that even a husband will like for dinner.
Pile your plate with fresh spinach. Add slices of green bell pepper, carrot, cooked sweet potato, bacon and a touch of grilled onions. Garnish with a toss of sesame seeds and then drizzle with your favorite vinaigrette.
I'm sharing this recipe without exact measurements or quantities because you guys are smart. It's a salad and you know how to do it. Cook as much bacon as you want. Use more or less carrots. If you don't like vinaigrette dressings, use another kind. This is just another recipe that this prego happens to be loving lately. Hopefully it'll inspire you to create a delicious outside-the-box salad for you and your family.