I remember eating this salad at Clinkerdagger Bickerstaff & Petts in Tacoma, WA. It was the 70's, my sister and I were young and it was my favorite restaurant because I loved the dark wood, the Edwardian English Pub atmosphere and especially the waitstaff dressed in period clothing. It was always an exciting evening for us to see the costumes; eating the food was just a bonus! This salad is super easy to make and this Christmas day my whole family got a piece of it. DS(18) chopped fresh bacon, DD(5) tore the spinach and DH mixed up the dressing ingredients. I had the fresh Parmesan, but forgot to add it before taking photos. Everyone really enjoyed this recipe and DH, who rarely enjoys a green salad, had 3 helpings! Thanks for posting a link to my past, ratwoman!
This was a really delicious salad! I cooked and diced some bacon instead of using bacon bits. I also used half as much sugar in the dressing since that seemed sweet enough for me. I really enjoyed the dressing; it was completely different than any I've tried before. It was tangy and very thick. It didn't seem to make quite enough for the whole salad, so I might make a little bit more next time. Thanks for the lovely recipe!
Great flavor, although a tad sweet, but that can easily be adjusted. I used crumbled freshly cooked bacon instead of bacon bits. The texture was a little too powdery/dry for our tastes. The cooked yolks, parmesan, and almonds are all a bit dry, particularly with the spinach, and seemed to need something creamier, perhaps adding some mayo to the dressing would do the trick.
Great salad! We love spinach salads so I had to try this one. We both really liked it! I cooked bacon instead of using bacon bits and used asiago cheese as we do not like powdered Parmesan. Next time I will cut back on the sugar. Great Recipe!!!
YUMMY!! Another favorite of mine! Also tasty with a side of pasta with white sauce (such as angel hair with alfredo). Big slice of watermelon on the side makes for a delightful summer lunch as well.
I made this a few weeks back for our famous pot-luck dinners. Everyone love it!!! I prepared the dressing in the morning and just tossed it that evening for dinner. Simple, elegant and so tasty. I did not have sliced almonds on hand so I used chopped walnuts which turned out very good. Next time I make it, (and there WILL be a next time), I will be sure to used the sliced almonds. Thank you, ratwoman, for sharing a lovely salad.