There used to be a fabulous French restaurant called La France on University Ave. in Provo, Utah, that we loved. This is their salad recipe. We would order this yummy salad all the time. My mom has a way of talking with people, and they give her recipes that they won't normally give out. The restaurant has been gone for many years, so I feel good about sharing this recipe now.
The tarragon vinegar is excellent in this dressing, and is worth seeking out. The flavors and textures in this salad harmonize beautifully, I think you will love it too.
This salad is a delicious meal all by itself.
La France Spinach Salad Recipe:
2/3 c. sour cream
1/3 c. Best F
goods mayonnaise (or healthy diet mayonnaise)
1 T. tarragon vinegar
onion salt, to taste
fresh ground pepper, to taste
2 to 3 large bunches of fresh spinach, washed, stemmed, and dried in a salad spinner
3 slices crisp diced bacon, crumbled
3 to 4 hard boiled eggs
Mix the dressing ingredients together, seasoning to taste with the onion salt and pepper.
Put the prepared spinach into a large mixing bowl.
Toss the spinach with the dressing.
Immediately portion spinach mixture onto 3 individual shallow soup bowls.
Top each salad with an equal portion of bacon.
Top each salad with an avocado slice and a tomato slice.
Top each salad with an equal portion of hard boiled eggs pressed through a ricer.
Note: This is the restaurant's representation of this salad. personally, I load up on the sliced avocado and ripe tomato (if the tomatoes are not ripe and juicy, 1 slice as a garnish works fine).