Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Norma's Spinach Salad

Here's the spinach salad I ate as a kid, the one that sold me on spinach!


1 bag prewashed spinach, or two bunches fresh spinach
1 cup sliced water chestnuts
1 cup mung bean sprouts
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
2 hard cooked eggs, chopped

Spinach Salad Dressing


Wash spinach and tear into bite size pieces. If spinach is very dirty, wash by submerging in water and swishing around gently. Remove spinach, replace water with clean water, then submerge spinach again. Dry in a salad spinner. If dirt remains, wash spinach one more time. Mix spinach gently with water chestnuts, sprouts, and bacon. Add 1 tablespoon of dressing per person and toss the salad. Top wih chopped hard cooked eggs.

Serves 4

Stealthy Cooking Tip: For a vegetarian version, I've frequently used vegetarian "bacon" with good results. I do like to keep the bacon, or bacon substitute, as part of the recipe as it acts as a great foil to the sweetness of the dressing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow!! I know Norma's Spinach Salad, but I haven't made it for ages. I'm buying spinach tomorrow. Thanks, NORMA