Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Spinach Salad Dressing

Here's a tangy spinach salad dressing, the one I use with Norma's spinach salad.


1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup catsup
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp worchestershire sauce


Place all ingredients in a jar and shake well. Shake again before dressing the salad

Stealthy Cooking Tip: This dressing tastes so good that everyone will be eating their spinach salad, but the good taste also means it's more difficult to handle on portion control. Either dress the salad in a large bowl before serving, or dress each serving individually. If dressing the salad in the bowl, allow no more than 1 tablespoon dressing per serving. Pour the dressing down the side of the salad bowl, instead of directly onto the greens, to more evenly proportion the dressing throughout the salad. Allow the same amount of dressing if dressing each individual salad on a plate ... then, drizzle no more than 1 tablespoon dressing over each portion. Use an actual tablespoon until you're comfortable with your ability to "eyeball" the amount. Don't put the dressing on the table! Kids, especially, will pour much more dressing than they need on their salad.

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