• 2 quarts young spinach leaves, stems removed, washed, spun dry
  • 4 tbsp. Gustare Bourbon Maple Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Gustare Barbaresco Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. good quality Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. finely minced shallots
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices center-cut bacon, cooked to a crisp and finely crumbled
  • 4 tbsp. Gustare Coratina Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or your favorite Gustare EVO varietal



Place spinach in a large serving bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the Bourbon Maple balsamic,  wine vinegar, mustard, half the shallots, salt, pepper, and half the crumbled bacon.


Gently warm while whisking. Remove from heat before it reaches a simmer. Allow to cool for a minute, and then whisk in the olive oil to emulsify. Adjust seasoning.


Gently dress spinach with warm vinaigrette and top with remaining crumbled bacon and shallot. Serve warm. Enjoy!

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