Fennel and Spinach Salad with Shrimp and Balsamic ...

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Fennel and Spinach Salad with Shrimp and Balsamic Vinaigrette


3 slices center-cut bacon 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb (about 1 medium bulb) 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 1 (9-ounce) package fresh baby spinach 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

Step 1
Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings, and crumble. Add the shrimp to pan, and cook 2 minutes, turning once.

Step 2
Combine bacon, 2 cups fennel, grape tomatoes, red onion, and baby spinach in a bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add the shrimp and balsamic mixture to spinach mixture; toss well.