A refreshing salad is hard to beat on a summer’s night. But sometimes it seems as if a salad can be, well, a little light. So I like to make a spinach salad with crisp bacon pieces.
Bacon adds some heft. Try some of the more gourmet types of bacon found at specialty grocers and upscale supermarkets, such as applewood-smoked bacon. They’re more subtle in flavor with a better pork taste.
Chopped hard-boiled egg, crumbled feta and avocado also add some body to this salad. So stay light for dessert--have frozen fruit bars.