BB Recipe: Grandma Winnie's Spinach Salad


Scarlett Lindeman wields a trotter

Grandma Winnie’s Spinach Salad
Scarlett Lindeman of Roman’s
243 Dekalb Avenue, Fort Greene, 718-622-5300

Lindeman describes this salad as, “crunchy, savory, and sweet with a unique flavor profile that I associate with the ceremony and repast of Thanksgiving, as we always have it to start and at no other times of the year.”

1 lb. fresh spinach, wash well and tear into small pieces (*this was before you could buy pre-washed spinach and small leaf spinach!)

1 cup water chestnuts (sliced)

3 hard boiled eggs (chopped)

1/2 lb. bacon, crisp, crumbled

1 small red onion, chopped fine

Combine all ingredients except eggs and bacon in a large bowl.  Chill

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup ketchup

2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup vinegar

Heat dressing in saucepan until sugar melts (but do not boil.) Cool

Pour dressing over salad (I usually don’t need all of it), toss with egg and bacon.

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