Yesterday we celebrated our first LA Pride weekend in West Hollywood.

This means a few things:

  1. Don’t expect to drive out of West Hollywood – it isn’t going to happen
  2. It won’t be a quiet weekend
  3. Mimosas alongside a delicious brunch are absolutely necessary pre-parade
This recipe wasn’t even really intended to be a brunch recipe, but the idea of topping the warm bacon and mushroom vinaigrette salad with a fried egg sounded too good to pass up. It was turned into brunch and eaten alongside some sparkling mimosas and a healthy dose of rainbows, pride and fit men in nothing but briefs.

Sometimes, even lettuce gets away with wearing very little. :)

When the vinaigrette includes both bacon and mushrooms, you know it is going to be extra flavorful and you don’t even need ¬†ingredients else where. Spinach is a natural companion to warm dressings as it wilts a bit, and I would highly suggest trying it with a poached or fried egg.


Warm Bacon & Mushroom Vinaigrette

by Inspired by Bon Appetit

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10-15 minutes


Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 4 oz bacon, sliced (about 2-4 slices)
  • 8 oz mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 small shallot, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp oil (grapeseed, canola, etc)
  • pepper
  • 6 oz fresh spinach
  • 2-4 fried or poached eggs if desired


Heat pan over medium high heat.

Add bacon to pan and cook until crispy.

Add shallot and mushrooms to pan, stirring until tender, about 5-6 minutes.

Add red wine vinegar and water. Simmer until liquid reduces, about 2-4 minutes.

Stir in dijon and oil and serve over spinach or other greens.

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7 Comments (Reply )

  1. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    Your recipes make me want to put eggs on everything! I’m going to have to incorporate some of your breakfast meals into my life asap.


  2. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    This looks delicious. Although I don’t list bacon by itself, I love bacon flavored things. How weird is that!?


  3. erin
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    Oh, yum! You can’t go wrong with bacon + spinach + eggs, ever! Sadly, my man doesn’t like mushrooms, but I’m gonna make it anyway :)


  4. Mo
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    Bacon and mushrooms!? Sounds heavenly…and I’ve been loving fried eggs on salads. :-)


  5. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    Yum, such a good idea. I freakin’ love bacon. :)


  6. Dan Dingmann
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 6:38 am

    Wow! does that look good. Can’t wait to try it over some fresh spinach.


  7. Jonathan
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    Wow, looks delicious! Like, seriously!

    I’m personally a vegetarian, and hardly ever miss meat, but posts like this give me nostalgia :)


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