Strawberry salad with avocado and bacon vinaigrette
6 cups spinach, kale or greens mix
2 cups sliced strawberries
1 ripe avocado, sliced
Crumbled bleu cheese (optional)
8 slices bacon, diced
3 tablespoons stone ground mustard
2 tablespoons honey
3 cloves chopped garlic
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
Place salad, strawberries and avocado into a large bowl and set aside.
For the dressing, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, set aside and crumble. Add mustard, honey, garlic, and salt and pepper to the pan with the bacon dripping. Combine well with a whisk.
Whisk apple cider vinegar into the pan .Continue to whisk until the vinaigrette has thickened slightly. Allow to cool slightly before adding to salad.