Christmas is perhaps one of the best examples of indulgence when it comes to eating. All through the season, people celebrate with parties left and right. Food is always deliciously sinful in all these gatherings right down to the Yuletide Dinner spread come Christmas Day. All the feasting does not have to be sinful. The food that you eat can be both delicious and healthy. On your next Christmas potluck party, toss a quick Baby Spinach ‘n Bacon Salad for a healthy starter. The complete recipe for this festive and colorful salad can be found at the Splenda website – while you are there, discover other exciting ways to enjoy a sweet and healthy Christmas season with Splenda’s versatility and flavor.
You do not need to have knife skills or chef training to put together this refreshing salad. The bacon is the only thing that needs chopping and cooking. For a batch that serves 4, grab a 7-ounce bag of baby spinach greens from your local grocery and some fat free salad croutons – about half a cup is all you need, and turkey bacon. You will also need red onions, garlic, white vinegar, water, Dijon mustard, and Splenda No Calorie Sweetener – Granulated.
In your kitchen, wash and sort your greens. Some brands carry pre-washed greens that have already been cleaned of any dirt and large stems. Read the package to check if the greens that you are buying are good to use right off the bag. Put your greens topped with the croutons in a medium bowl. Whisk together a quarter cup each of white vinegar, water, and Dijon mustard. Add three tablespoons of Splenda No Calorie Sweetener –Granulated. Set your vinaigrette dressing aside.
Chop up a quarter cup of red onions and mince 2 cloves of garlic. Finely slice five slabs of turkey bacon into slivers. Fry bacon in a medium saucepan until crisp. Add red onions and garlic. Continue cooking for a couple of minutes more until garlic is toasted and the onion is translucent. Add the vinaigrette dressing and simmer for another two minutes. Pour the warm dressing over your greens and croutons. Make sure that you do this right before serving to have a perfectly warm and light salad to start off your yuletide party meals.
Baby Spinach as a salad.. hmmm.. interesting and looks delicious too.