Spinach Salad

by Joyce Kohl

Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad Source: Go Inside™
Excellent! Versatile! Even spinach haters will love this recipe!
Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients:
This recipe can easily be doubled.

Other ingredients to add or substitute:

Minced fresh mushrooms

Minced green onions

1 tablespoon finely minced white onion

2 tablespoons finely minced celery heart

1/2 teaspoon finely minced green bell pepper

1/2 teaspoon finely minced yellow pepper

1/2 teaspoon finely minced fresh parsley

1/2 cup Heinz catsup

3/4 cup salad oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon white sugar

1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

1/2 teaspoon worchestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon oregano

At least 2 bunches of fresh spinach

3 hard boiled eggs, chopped

6 slices good bacon fried crisp and crumbled

Directions:
  1. Take the minced ingredients (onion, pepper, celery, parsley) and mince them all together until you have an extremely fine pulp. Put it all into a large bowl.
  1. Add to the minced mixture everything except the spinach, eggs and bacon, and then beat it well. Cover and put in the refrigerator overnight. You CAN use it right away, but it’s much better if left overnight for the ingredients to blend together and enhance the tastes.
  1. Thoroughly wash the fresh spinach and remove stems. Pat the leaves dry and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve it.
  1. To serve the spinach salad, first tear the spinach into bite-sized pieces and arrange on salad plates. Pour just enough of the dressing mixture to coat the leaves. Don’t use too much! Sprinkle chopped hard boiled eggs over the top of each salad, then sprinkle the crumbled bacon over each salad. Serve immediately.

Spinach and Artichoke Bake

by Joyce Kohl

Spinach and Artichoke Bake Source: Go Inside™
This is so good it could be called “Spinach-Artichoke Surprise.”
Servings: Ingredients:
6-8

 

 

2 (10-oz) pkgs frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

1 (6-oz) jar marinated artichoke hearts

1 medium chopped onion

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

2 T butter

3/4 tsp oregano

1 can cream of celery soup

4 eggs, beaten

1/8 tsp pepper

4 ounces cream cheese

1/3 cup milk

1/3 cup parmesan cheese

Directions:
  1. Drain the artichokes, reserving 2 tablespoons of the marinade, then chop the artichokes. Cook the onion in the reserved marinade and butter until limp.
  1. Stir in spinach, artichokes, nutmeg, oregano, soup, eggs, and pepper. Spoon the mixture into a shallow 2 quart baking dish. Smooth the top. Beat together cream cheese, milk, and parmesan cheese and spread evenly over the mixture.
  1. Bake in a preheated oven at 325 degrees for about 35 minutes or until center feels firm.

 

Spinach Rice Salad

by Joyce Kohl

Spinach Rice Salad Source: Go Inside™
Good tasting, and good for you
Servings: Ingredients:
6-8

 

 

1 cup rice, cooked

1/2 cup Italian salad dressing

1 T soy sauce

1/2 tsp sugar

2 cups fresh spinach, cut into thin strips

1/2 cup celery, sliced

1/3 cup green onions, sliced

1/3 cup crisply fried bacon, crumbled

Directions:
  1. Put the cooked rice into a bowl and slightly cool. Then combine dressing, soy sauce and sugar into the rice. Cover and chill in the refrigerator.
  1. When ready to serve, fold in the remaining ingredients.