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Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Favorite Spinach Salad

I love love love spinach salads. Not that we ate them very frequently when I was young. Occasionally we would do a spinach salad with hot bacon dressing, which is yum, but a lot of work. As an adult though, I've found that we incorporate spinach salads into dinner very regularly. In the summer I combine spinach with strawberries, blueberries and a nice apple cider vinaigrette. In the fall, pears, blue cheese and walnuts with balsamic honey vinaigrette. Pretty much anything I have in the house I can accomodate to a spinach salad. But our all time favorite is one Jonathan's family introduced me too. It's sorta like traditional salad meets russian dressing. Read on.

1 bag spinach leaves
4oz. mushrooms, sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
3 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled


1/2 cup ketchup
2/3 cup cider vinegar
3T sugar
1T worchestershire sauce
2/3 cup vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste
(this dressing will make several salads)

Combine all salad ingredients in large bowl. In shaker, combine dressing ingredients, shake well, and add small amounts to spinach salad at a time. Toss and add dressing until desired coverage is reached (I don't like really heavy dressing, but some people do)


Amy said...

How about I just eat this with you? Looks delicious... but hubby would have none of it!