This is my version of Vittorio's Spinach Salad. Vittorio's is an Italian restaurant in Toronto dating back to the mid 1970's. Over the years he has opened and closed and changed locations a number of times. But, what remained the same was his famous spinach salad. This salad is simple to make and the tarragon is what makes it so special.Vittorio's Spinach Salad
Washed and dried spinach (Baby) (or Romaine)
4 hard boiled eggs, peeled
4 or 5 cleaned mushrooms, sliced
1 can of artichoke hearts halved or quartered
3 Roma tomatoes, quartered
2 chopped green onions
1/4 teaspoon tarragon
1/2 clove of garlic
2 or 3 tablespoons wine vinegar
1/2 cup homemade mayo or Hellmans
salt and pepper
Place spinach in a large salad bowl. Decorate with eggs, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, tomatoes and green onions and olives. Drizzle with dressing and toss. Can be made on individual plates as well.
Soak tarragon and garlic in vinegar. Add salt to dissolve. Mix vinegar mixture into mayonnaise and adjust seasoning to taste.