Bacon Vinaigrette

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

15-20 minutes


About 1/2 cup

This warm dressing complements hearty salad greens, steamed collards or kale, and boiled potatoes or meats.


  • 1 pound smoked bacon
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white or brown sugar


  1. Fry the bacon over low heat in a saute pan until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and reserve the fat.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and vinegar together and whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Reduce, stirring often, until the mixture becomes a thin syrup, and remove from heat. Whisk the warm bacon fat slowly into the warm syrup. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion

Serve warm over hearty salad greens, steamed collards or kale, boiled potatoes or meats.

Tips & Notes

Learn how to make dressings from scratch and watch Casey Wilcox make this recipe (and more!) in this Co+op Kitchen video.

Nutritional Information

Per 2 tablespoons: 266 Calories, 28 g. fat, 27 mg. cholesterol, 44 mg. sodium, 2 g. carbohydrate, 0 g. fiber, 0 g. protein