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Chef Way Preparing the salad dressing is a multistep process that includes letting chopped shallots soak up the flavors of mustard, thyme and vinegar before mixing them with olive oil.Easy Way Start the salad dressing in a skillet (no marinating involved), then finish it in a bowl with all the other ingredients. More Salad Recipes

Jose Garces
Jose Garces
September 2006

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Credit: © Tina Rupp

Recipe Summary

total:
25 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon in the olive oil over moderately high heat until browned and crisp, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the shallot, vinegar, mustard and thyme.

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  • Scrape the dressing into a large bowl. Add the plums and spinach, season with salt and pepper and toss. Add the nuts and crumbled blue cheese and toss again. Transfer the salad to plates, top with the sliced ham and serve.

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