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Spinach Salad Dressing

Subject: spinach salad dressing
From: Mary Ann
Date: 5/8/2021, 3:09 PM

On 5/8/2021 1:58 PM, Mary Ann wrote:

I am looking for either Howard Johnsonís spinach salad dressing or 
magnolia hotel spinach salad dressing. Very sweet with ketchup in it
Thank you

Hello Mary Ann,

Sorry, I could not locate a spinach salad dressing recipe from either restaurant.

It would help to know the location of the "Magnolia Hotel" to which you are referring. There are at least a dozen different ones in different cities and states, and I'm†not familiar with any of them except the ones that are or were located in Jackson, MS and Biloxi, MS.

I will post this. Someone who is familiar with the spinach salad dressing from either place might be able to recommend a "tastes-like" recipe.


Subject: Spinach Salad Dressing
From: Timm
Date: 5/27/2021, 2:15 AM
To: "Mr. Phaed" -

Hey Phaed: 
Here is a Restaurant Spinach Salad Dressing that MaryAnn may like.† 
I reduced the recipe amounts for home use.† † † 
Timm in Oregon
Spinach Salad Dressing
1/2 cup olive oil or canola/olive oil mix
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/4 cup ketchup without high fructose corn syrup
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Whisk the olive oil, sugar, ketchup, red wine vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce 
together in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar melts and dressing is 
creamy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Let the dressing cool to room temperature before 
using or refrigerating for later use.
Note: High Fructose Corn Syrup is sweet but tastes nasty and manufacturers have 
to add other ingredients to mask its taste. It is always best to use ketchup made 
with real sugar.

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