Warm Brussels Sprout, Bacon and Spinach Salad


8 slices bacon
2 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seed
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 pound spinach – chopped, washed and dried


Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Crumble and set aside. In a medium sauce pan, steam Brussels sprouts until tender.

Heat the remaining fat in the skillet over medium high heat and add the Brussels sprouts and caraway seeds. Stir for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sprouts are tender.

Remove the skillet from heat, stir in the oil, vinegar, and sugar. Stir, and add the spinach. Saute the mixture over moderately high heat for 1 minute or until the spinach is wilted. Season salad with pepper and sprinkle with bacon. Serve warm.