Arugula Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Recipe for a arugula salad with warm bacon vinaigrette from Southern Living Cookbook.

Course Salad
Keyword arugula, bacon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4


  • bacon slices
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 5-oz. package arugula or mixed greens
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese


  1. Cook bacon in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat 6 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon. Sauté shallot in drippings 2 minutes or just until tender.
  2. Transfer shallot and drippings to a small bowl. Whisk in oil and next 3 ingredients. Toss arugula with vinaigrette on a platter. Top with goat cheese and bacon.