Vittorio's Spinach Salad
This is my version of Vittorio's Spinach Salad. Vittorio's is/was
an Italian restaurant in Toronto dating back to the mid 1970's.
Over the years he opened and closed and changed locations a number
of times. But the salad was always on the menu at each new
It is a family favourite.
Washed and dried spinach (Baby)
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
Soak tarragon in vinegar. . Add salt to dissolve.
Mix vinegar with the tarragon and the minced garlic into the
mayonnaise and adjust seasoning to taste.
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.