Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

We dare any salad skeptic to turn down this smoky, tangy vinaigrette. Bacon crumbles, sweet shallots, and sharp dijon form an addictive combination that's perfect for drizzling on greens, roasted veggies, eggs, and more. (We won't tell if you sneak a spoonful plain, either!)

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well. 


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When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

5-7 mins

Free Time

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  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into a small dice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallots
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • Salt, as needed
  • Black pepper, as needed


  1. Add the bacon and shallots into the Anyday, making sure to spread into an even layer. Cover with lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Stir the bacon and shallot mixture and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes, or until bacon pieces look crispy and shallot is translucent.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk to combine. Enjoy while warm!

Serving suggestions & tips

  • If you don’t want to use the bacon fat in the dressing, you can strain the bacon after cooking and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil to finish the vinaigrette. 
  • Try as a dressing for spinach salad.
  • Perfect condiment for steamed potatoes, asparagus, or cauliflower.
  • Enjoy with poached eggs or a frittata.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.