Made for Sunday lunch yesterday, I also used fresh sprouts and only one can of water chestnuts. I actually bought mandarin segments to add and at the last minute decided not to, a wise decision because the salad dressing is unusual and very rich, it really does make the salad. I actually had DS put the salad and dressing together as I finished off other things, as per your note, we kept the dressing separate, and the guests commented that the dressing would go beautifully with meats, etc as well, they thought it was more of a smooth chutney than a dressing! Thank you for an unusual and well-received salad that I'll definitely make again!
awesome, thanks for a great salad! i made mine with silverbeet which doesnt seem to wilt as quickly, also used sliced celery instead of water chestnuts, and crunchy fried cheese. also added some sunflower seeds. it tasted so green and yummy! you just have to have dark green salad sometimes eh. the tomato in the dressing makes it really substantial, and i think the salad would complement asian dishes really well too. i added a tsp of mustard powder to the dressing which grounded the flavours nicely. thanks again - definitely making this again!
Tasty salad, even though bean sprouts and water chestnuts are not favorites of mine; but I wanted to try it as listed. The dressing is very tasty- a little bit sweet and sour. My new revelation- replace bacon with smoked sundried tomatoes! Similar flavor, less fat!
Gotta admit, I was skeptical about the ketchup but it was fabulous! Added cremini mushrooms and Swiss cheese and it was so good I had it for my main course. Thanks! A definite keeper.
Yummmmmmy. I made this salad for our supper last night and we enjoyed it very much. Our spinach in the garden is ready and I'm always on the lookout for a new salad. This is it.....we loved the added crunch from the water chestnuts and the dressing was wonderful. I did use some of the bacon fat for the vegetable oil otherwise followed the recipe. Thank you for posting.
Wonderful salad! This one's going into my cookbook...
Great salad! We loved the dressing. So quick and easy to put together. Will serve this to guest. Thanks for posting this lovely salad.
I LOVED the idea of the water chestnuts! My hubby hates mushrooms and this sounded like a good alternative. I actually used a slightly different variation of the dressing that was sweetened rice wine vinegar, coarse mustard and hot sauce. Sweet and tangy all the same though. What put it over the top was that I marinated the water chestnuts in the dressing for a couple hours before serving time and they really absorbed the flavor. Everyone commented on how good they were and the crunch can't be beat. My hubby and boss were fighting over the last morsels on the tray. If boys eat veggies I know it is a keeper!
Yep! It's a good one. Sometimes can add mandaring oranges, and/or raisins too. I left the salt out of the dressing, and used Splenda instead of sugar, and still great!
Yummy! Thanks, That Girl. Even without the sprouts its a great salad. Very easy too.