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Betty’s Salad

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Betty’s Salad is a regional, Midwest salad created by Betty Timko and featured as a menu item at her restaurant, Timko’s Soup and Such, in Toledo, Ohio. After Betty died, the restaurant closed, and her signature salad dressing is still produced and distributed at regional grocery stores. This has been a staple at family gatherings since I was a child!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • ¾ cups Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅓ cups Ketchup
  • ¼ cups Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 whole Small Onion Chopped
  • 12 ounces, weight Spinach
  • 6 whole Hard-boiled Eggs, Sliced
  • 6 ounces, weight Can Bean Sprouts, Drained
  • 6 ounces, weight Can Water Chestnuts, Drained And Sliced
  • 1 pound Fried Bacon, Crumbled

Preparation

Combine the oil, sugar, salt, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and onion in a blender and blend until creamy. This is best made the night before so all the ingredients can come together.

The traditional “salad” mixture is shown above with the spinach, bean sprouts, etc. Just mix up the ingredients and when you are ready to serve it, top it with the dressing. When it was brought to family gatherings when I was growing up, plain iceberg lettuce was always used, and water chestnuts were never used. Today I simply make it with iceberg lettuce, the eggs and bacon since my picky teenagers won’t eat the bean sprouts. The dressing speaks for itself and is delicious even with a bowl of plain ol’ lettuce!

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mizzginn on 11.26.2010

I miss Soup and Such! This is the best salad in the world. The dressing and the bacon make it addicting. Thanks for posting! I’m happy to finally have the recipe for the dressing.

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ehammer on 1.24.2011

This salad was excellent. Made it for a gathering. I made the traditional salad and added romane lettuce to the spinach. I also used fresh bean sprouts. The dressing made plenty to make another salad. I would recommend making this! Thanks for the recipe!

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