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Recipe: Spinach Salad – Magic Pan Copycat

I absolutely loved the Spinach Salad at a restaurant called Magic Pan. My Mother and I would go there often for lunch and when I was older, I would meet friends there for a supper for a girl’s night out.

Sadly, all 240 of the chains restaurants closed suddenly in one day and gone forever were wonderful dishes… they had fantastic crepes, soups and salads. The restaurant was made to look country French… with white walls… wooden beams…. hard wood floors…heavy wooden tables… a large fireplace… just beautiful.

Many Magic Pan devotees, like myself, have scoured the net in search of Magic Pan copycat recipes… some have surfaced… I found this one a while ago on numerous sites… no one is cited as the author (unfortunately, otherwise I would hunt them down for all of the recipes).

I understand in 2005, Magic Pan was resurrected in the form of a fast food crepe, sandwich place , a pale comparison to the original.

This Spinach Salad is simple and delicious.

Recipe: Spinach Salad - Magic Pan Copycat

All you need:

Fresh spinach
Sliced mushrooms
Bacon, minced
Hard boiled eggs, minced
Magic Pan spinach salad dressing

Magic Pan Dressing:

½ cup tarragon wine vinegar
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
Salt to taste (about ½ teaspoon)
Pepper to taste (about 5 turns of a pepper mill)
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup vegetable oil

All you need to do:

Spread the fresh spinach leaves on a plate.

Lay mushroom slices on top (about 1 large mushroom per serving).

Sprinkle with minced hard-boiled egg.

Sprinkle with minced bacon.

Drizzle dressing over salad.

To make the Dressing:

In a medium bowl, whisk together the tarragon wine vinegar, dried tarragon, sugar, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.

Whisk in oil.


sherri September 30, 2009 at 6:28 PM  

I love spinach salad- this sounds like a great recipe.

LaraQ December 15, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

They had a spinach salad with mandarin oranges as well which I've tried locating a recipe for without any luck. :(

Do you remember it?


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