Spinach Salad Campagnarde-Style
I bought 2 fresh bunches of spinach when I was at Portobello Market at 90p each. Given a choice between Tesco or Sainsbury’s or M&S or Waitrose already washed, ready to eat and nicely packed spinach and those from farmers’ markets, I think I would prefer to pick my own fresh spinach that are unwashed, tight in a bunch with rubber bands, then wrapped in brown paper bags.
I have to agree with Pixie from You Say Tomato I Say Tomato that I love the vibes at farmers’ market too. When I was little, I liked to follow my mom to the market. Even until now. I remember I had my little basket and my mom had a big one. Nothing could be much more exciting than seeing fresh vegetables, seafood, fruits, poultry,… etc. And to be able to choose the items in the quantity we desired, also to negotiate.
With the spinach that I bought, I decided to make Salade Campagnarde aux Epinards (Spinach Salad Campagnarde-Style. Spinach salad campagnarde-style is so easy to make and so tasty with the fresh leaves that I bought directly from the farmer instead of through the supermarket chains. They definitely taste sweeter (This is not my imagination, it’s true!)
Right. If you would like to try my version spinach salad campagnarde-style, following is the recipe and method.
For the Spinach Salad Campagnarde-Style:
2 medium potatoes, peeled
100g diced bacon
50g cherry tomato, halved
2 hard boiled eggs, quartered
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
0.5 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and pepper
1. Boil the potatoes for 7-8 minutes until soft. Set aside. When cold enough to handle, cut into chunky cubes.
2. Meanwhile, lightly whisk all the ingredients for the dressings and set aside.
3. In a pan, fry the bacon the lardons until they are golden brown and crispy. Set aside.
4. Put spinach, cherry tomatoes and potatoes in a salad bowl and give it a good toss. Serve a enough portion on individual plates. Sprinkle the lardons on the salad. Then, add some croutons.
5. Then, arrange the hard boiled eggs on top. Drizzle a good amount of dressing over the salad. It’s then ready to be served.
I agree that everything taste better from the farmer’s market! Your salad looks delicious.
J’aime laussi les salades! and the famous campagnarde is delicious !
i want some! no fair…
Thanks! So, it’s true that things from farmers’ markets are a lot better!
I will make more next time 🙂
This is a really easy and good looking recipe to make 😀
anything with bacon and lardons gets 2 thumbs up in my book!
I love the bit about you carrying the little basket 🙂 Markets are great, aren’t they? They have a way of making us feel alive with all the colors, smells and sounds. Your salad is wonderful – simple and delicious-looking.
[pablopabla] Thank you for dropping by. It is indeed very easy 🙂 Try it out and let me know!
[michelle @ Us vs. Food] Thank you! I love lardons too!! Crispy 😛
[Christine]Now that u mention it, I thought back how I looked in my little dress, carrying a basket.. lol.. I love markets and you are right that they make us feel alive!!! Thanks! I love those salads that you made too 🙂
how i wish we had a farmers market. I envy all u gal so much !
The salad looks gr8.
That’s a lovely salad. yum. I had good intentions are making your soup today but my tummy hasn’t been doing too well lately. 🙁 I hope to get around to it over the weekend!
[Kate] Farmers markets are great. However, I don’t go very often as they are not very near to where I live. I do make effort to go when time permits. 🙂 Thanks for your comment.
[Pixie] Thank you. I hope you will feel better soon. How was your trip to London anyway?
We had a nice day; had sushi and went to borough market (for the first time) …ta for asking!
That salad looks really tasty.
Your photos are great! And the salad looks delicious 🙂
Thank you for the comments 🙂