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Romaine “Wedge” Salad with Hot Maple Bacon Dressing

A warm dressing that is sweet, salty, smoky, sour, and... BACON-Y!
Course Dressing, Salad
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 2 c water
  • 1/4 c real maple syrup or 1/3 c sugar
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 1 egg or 1/4 c egg substitute
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4-1/3 c cider vinegar
  • 6 slices well-cooked crumbled bacon (I used center cut. Regular bacon or turkey bacon works fine, as well)

For each salad:

Instructions

For the dressing:

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together the water, syrup, cornstarch, egg, and salt.
  • Heat over medium low heat to a simmer, then cook, whisking frequently, until it is hot and starts to thicken.
  • Increase the heat and allow to boil slightly to thicken completely.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vinegar and crumbled bacon.
  • Serve while still warm, or reheat on the stove or in the microwave.

For each salad:

  • Lay the romaine heart on a plate, cut side up.
  • Top with the tomatoes, pepper, and a few spoonfuls of the warm dressing.