Sometimes simple is better! This salad has just five fresh ingredients, plus a creamy homemade dressing to perfectly compliment the flavors. You will find baby spinach, microgreens, cherry tomatoes, and pasture-raised bacon and eggs at the market this week!
For the dressing:
- ¼ cup low fat sour cream
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced
- 2 tablespoons honey
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- kosher salt to taste
- 2% milk, enough to thin out the dressing
For the salad:
- 2 cups baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
- 1 cup microgreens
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 extra-large eggs, hardboiled and sliced
- 4 bacon rashers, cooked and chopped
Prepare the dressing: Place the sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, honey, lemon juice and poppy seeds into a small bowl and whisk together until smooth. Adjust flavor with salt. Adjust thickness by adding milk, about 1 tablespoon at a time. Transfer dressing into a squeeze bottle for ease of application.
Prepare salad: Begin layering salad ingredients into a plate or flat-bottomed bowl starting with the spinach. Add a small handful of microgreens, a few cherry tomato halves, some egg and a sprinkle of bacon. Drizzle with a tiny bit of the dressing. Repeat process two additional times.
Garnish the salad with a bit of black pepper if you wish and serve immediately. Present additional dressing on the side, if desired.