Spinach Cobb Salad With Lardons / #SundaySupper

Simple Spinach Cobb Salad With Lardons #SundaySupper

Salads aren’t just for summer! This simple spinach Cobb salad with lardons is topped with tons of protein and is sure to appeal to everyone at your Sunday Supper table.

Spinach Cobb Salad With Lardons / #SundaySupper
Spinach Cobb Salad With Lardons

If you haven’t been introduced to lardons yet, let me share… Lardons are basically bacon’s yummier cousin. When you cook up lardons, they get nice and crispy on the outside and stay meaty on the inside. I picked up a beautiful piece of slab bacon from Sylvan Farm just over the border in South Carolina, and I knew that slicing up the slab bacon into tasty tidbits for our spinach Cobb salad would make this winter salad perfect.

Recipes calling for lardons are often found in French cooking. It sounds fancy but it’s really just another way to cut pork fat. Technically, lardons are from pieces of salt pork or fatback but I make my lardons from slab bacon. The difference is in the fat to meat ratio – more meat on slab bacon. Slab bacon is bacon that has not been sliced. It’s one piece – about 1 to 2 inches thick and 8 to 10 inches long. You will want to cut your slab bacon into 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch pieces and then cook in a heavy bottomed pan over medium to medium high heat until crispy.

If we have a piece of slab bacon in our freezer, it’s a quick way to add a nice crispy element to a beautiful spinach Cobb salad. My kids refer to our Cobb salads as our “salad bar salads.” As soon as they see our big bowl of spinach Cobb salad hit the table, they all exclaim, “Don’t toss it!” They LOVE to serve themselves assorted toppings from the pinwheel design I have arranged over the spinach or mixed greens. Olives, crumbled bleu cheese, chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumbers, hard boiled eggs, and avocado are our go-to ingredients but, really, you can add anything you want!

A super simple spinach Cobb salad is such an easy dinner – perfect for any night of the week – and a great way to accommodate a variety of little tastebuds! Next time you make a spinach Cobb salad for dinner, look for some lardons to add to the top!

Spinach Cobb Salad With Lardons / #SundaySupper
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Simple Spinach Cobb Salad With Lardons #SundaySupper

Lardons are a fun addition to this super simple spinach Cobb salad.
Course Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Erin Brighton

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of baby spinach or mixed greens
  • 1 large tomato , chopped
  • 1 large cucumber , chopped
  • 2 to 3 hard boiled eggs , chopped
  • 1 avocado , chopped
  • 1/4 c . olives
  • 1/4 c . crumbled bleu cheese
  • 1 piece of slab bacon , cut into thick matchsticks, cooked

Instructions

  1. Rinse and dry baby spinach or mixed greens. Add to large salad bowl.
  2. Top with cucumbers, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, avocado, olives, bleu cheese, and lardons (chopped slab bacon)
  3. Serve! Dress with a balsamic vinaigrette.

 

Super Simple Spinach Cobb Salad With Lardons
Super Simple Spinach Cobb Salad With Lardons

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    1. My kids really love a “salad bar” approach to anything! Tacos, baked potatoes, salad, chili … it seems so much more fun when you serve yourself!

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