Delicious Spinning Salad Recipe for Summer Delight

As the master of the kitchen and the host of every great party, I’m always on the lookout for new recipe ideas. Something that can make my guests’ mouths water and leave them with a lasting impression of my culinary skills. That’s why I’m excited to introduce you to Lawry’s Spinning Salad Recipe!

This salad is not like any other salad you’ve had before – it’s got a unique twist that will have you and your guests wanting more. A staple of Lawry’s Prime Rib restaurants for decades, this salad is not only delicious but also has a fascinating history.

Not to mention, it’s incredibly easy to make! With just a few simple ingredients and a spinning bowl (yes, really), you can wow your guests with this appetizing dish.

Trust me, after one bite of this Lawry’s Spinning Salad Recipe, you’ll understand why it’s an icon in the restaurant world. This salad is not only refreshing and crisp but also packed with flavor that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

So let’s put on our aprons and get ready to create a masterpiece together. It’s time to whip up some magic with Lawry’s Spinning Salad Recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Lawry's Spinning Salad
Lawry’s Spinning Salad

Are you ready to impress your guests with a delicious and unique salad recipe that will leave them asking for more? Look no further than Lawry’s Spinning Salad Recipe!

Why will you love this recipe, you may ask? First and foremost, it is the perfect complement to any main course. Whether you’re serving up a juicy prime rib or a healthy keto dish, this salad will enhance the flavors of any meal.

But what truly sets this salad apart is its unique presentation in a spinning bowl. As the bowl spins, guests can toss and mix their own salads with ease, adding croutons, cherry tomatoes, eggs, beets, watercress, and more to customize their perfect bite.

But let’s talk about the real star of the show – the dressing. Made with Lawry’s seasoned salt and paprika, along with apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, dry sherry, and applesauce, this vintage dressing is what makes Lawry’s Spinning Salad truly unforgettable.

Not only does this recipe provide a delicious and healthy addition to your meal, but it also has a rich history behind it. Originally created at Lawry’s Restaurant in Beverly Hills in the mid-20th century, this salad became a staple at the restaurant and later expanded to locations around the world.

Whether you’re looking for a classic steakhouse salad or a new addition to your repertoire of healthy recipes, Lawry’s Spinning Salad recipe is sure to be a hit at any gathering.

Ingredient List

 Aerial shot of the vibrant greens and juicy tomatoes in Lawry's Spinning Salad
Aerial shot of the vibrant greens and juicy tomatoes in Lawry’s Spinning Salad

Let’s take a look at what you need to make this Lawry’s Spinning Salad Recipe.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • ½ beet, boiled until tender
  • Watercress
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • Croutons
  • Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • For the dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of hot pepper

You can easily find these ingredients at your local grocery store or online. Don’t forget the Lawry’s Seasoned Salt as it is an essential ingredient for this recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Get into the spin of things with this delicious salad
Get into the spin of things with this delicious salad

Now it’s time to dive into the fun part: creating the Lawry’s Spinning Salad recipe! This salad is a great addition to any meal and is sure to impress your guests. Just follow these easy steps:


  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • 1 bunch of watercress
  • 1 diced beet
  • Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • Hard-boiled eggs, cut in quarters
  • Croutons

For the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon of applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • A pinch of hot pepper


  1. Begin by washing and drying all the greens; rip softened leaves into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a bowl, add iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, and watercress.
  3. Add in the diced beet, cherry tomatoes, and hard-boiled eggs.
  4. Add croutons.
  5. For the dressing, use a blender to combine cider vinegar and water. Once blended, add in applesauce, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, sugar, paprika garlic powder, and hot pepper. Blend everything together until you have a smooth mixture.
  6. Pour the dressing over the greens mixture until everything is coated evenly.
  7. Grab your Lawry’s spinning bowl and place it on top of six tumblers or high ball glasses.
  8. Fill the salad bowl with salad ingredients.

That’s it! Your Lawry’s Spinning Salad recipe is ready to be served.

In just a few simple steps, you can create this exquisite salad filled with healthy ingredients that will blow your guest’s mind away. Try it out today for its amazing taste whether at home or at a party.

Substitutions and Variations

 Say goodbye to boring salads with Lawry's Spinning Salad
Say goodbye to boring salads with Lawry’s Spinning Salad

Cooking is all about creativity and experimentation. So, while the recipe for Lawry’s Spinning Salad is fantastic, there’s always room to put your own spin on it. Here are some ideas to get you started:

– Swap out the lettuce: Try using a mix of baby spinach, arugula, and watercress for a peppery twist.

– Add some protein: Grilled chicken, shrimp or a sliced rib-eye steak would make great additions to this salad bowl.

– Play with the veggies: Mix cherry tomatoes, diced avocados and cucumbers to add fresh flavors and colors to this dish. You can also use beets or carrots for a colorful presentation.

– Get creative with dressing: The classic dressing recipe is delicious as-is, but feel free to experiment by adding chopped herbs such as basil or dill or substituting the vinegar with lemon or lime juice for a bright taste.

– Make it keto-friendly: Swap out the croutons and remove the sugar from the dressing recipe to make it low-carb! (You might need to use less applesauce as it contains natural sugars.)

With all these options, get adventurous! There are endless possibilities to make this classic Lawry’s Spinning Salad entirely yours.

Serving and Pairing

 This salad is the perfect centerpiece for any gathering
This salad is the perfect centerpiece for any gathering

One of the most exciting parts of preparing Lawry’s Spinning Salad is serving and enjoying it with your loved ones. This salad can be served as an appetizer or a side dish, but I recommend making it the star of the show by pairing it with Lawry’s prime rib for a complete and satisfying meal.

The crispy greens, tangy dressing, and flavorful toppings complement the richness of the prime rib perfectly. The colorful mix of cherry tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and croutons will add a pop of color to your plate while the bold dressing ties everything together.

If you’re looking for a lighter option, try serving this salad with potato salad or other vintage salads to achieve a balanced and healthy meal.

For wine lovers, a light-bodied Pinot Noir or Chardonnay would be perfect for bringing out the flavors in both the salad and prime rib.

Overall, this salad recipe is versatile enough to be paired with different meals and beverages depending on your preferences. With careful consideration and experimentation, you can find the perfect pairings to elevate your dining experience to new heights. So let your taste buds guide you and enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Fresh ingredients make all the difference in this flavorful salad
Fresh ingredients make all the difference in this flavorful salad

Once you’ve mastered the art of creating the perfect spinning bowl salad, it’s tempting to make it in advance for parties or celebrations. Thankfully, this dish is perfect for make-ahead preparations and will maintain its freshness for hours. The trick is to keep the components separate until serving time.

If you decide to make it ahead of time, wash and store the lettuces and watercress in airtight containers or ziplock bags. Keep the croutons, eggs, and cherry tomatoes separately in airtight containers as well. You can also prep the beet by boiling or roasting it ahead of time, then keeping it refrigerated until needed.

The Lawry’s spinning salad dressing can be made up to two days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Before serving, give the dressing a good shake to mix everything together.

When it’s time to serve your guests, transfer all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and toss them with the dressing until everything is evenly coated. Transfer the salad immediately into the spinning bowl, ensuring that all ingredients are evenly distributed.

However, if you happen to have leftovers after your party or event, don’t worry! The spinning bowl salad is still delicious even after a day or two. Simply store everything separately (except for the dressing) in airtight containers in your refrigerator.

To reheat the hard-boiled eggs and croutons for leftovers during this recipe, use an oven set to low heat for about 5-10 minutes. They should come out perfectly crispy and warm once again.

With these tips for make-ahead preparation and storing, you can enjoy the Lawry’s Spinning Salad Recipe even on hectic days.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Give your guests a show with Lawry's Spinning Salad
Give your guests a show with Lawry’s Spinning Salad

I have been making Lawry’s Spinning Salad Recipe for years and over time, I have discovered some key tips that can help you perfect this recipe. Here are some of my tips that will help you achieve the best flavors and textures when preparing this delicious salad recipe.

First and foremost, I recommend using Lawry’s seasoned salt instead of regular salt. The unique blend of spices in seasoned salt is what gives the dish its distinct flavor. Furthermore, always remember to add just the right amount of sugar, paprika, garlic powder, and hot pepper to your dressing to give it that extra kick.

Next, it’s important to be careful when blending the dressing ingredients in a blender. Rather than adding everything at once, slowly pour vinegar into the blender first followed by water, then add applesauce and Worcestershire sauce. Finally, blend in sherry, seasoned salt, sugar, paprika, garlic powder and hot pepper flakes. This technique will ensure that all the ingredients are blended properly.

Another tip that can make a significant difference is to make sure your greens are fresh and crisp. Use a spinning bowl to dry your lettuce properly so that there is no excess moisture as it can lead to wilting over time.

When serving your salad, garnish with hard-boiled eggs and croutons for an extra crunch or beet slices and cherry tomatoes if you prefer them. These ingredients will provide additional depth and texture to your dish.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with ingredient substitutions or variations. You could swap out romaine lettuce for baby spinach or watercress or even add potato salad on top for the ultimate experience.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create a Lawry’s Spinning Salad Recipe that’s bursting with flavor and guaranteed to impress your guests at any gathering or event.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Lawry’s Spinning Salad Recipe is a must-try for any home cook who wants to impress their guests. The flavorful dressing, combined with the fresh and crunchy greens, egg, and croutons, makes for an unforgettable combination that will have your guests asking for more.

Whether you’re looking to create a healthy dish or indulgent meal, this recipe caters to it all. With simple substitutions and variations, you can customize the recipe to fit your preferences.

Don’t shy away from trying this recipe – after all, it’s based on the famous Lawry’s prime rib dish that has been enjoyed in their restaurants for decades. So go ahead, spin away in your bowl salad, and recreate the magic of Lawry’s Spinning Salad at home!

Lawry's Spinning Salad

Lawry’s Spinning Salad Recipe

Lawry's Prime Rib is a well-known steakhouse in Chicago. They're famous for their 'Spinning Salad', which is served with all entrees. The salad is made tableside in a bowl set into a large bucket of ice. The salad bowl is spun while they add the dressing. Lawry's is also famous for their seasoned salt but that's another recipe. Cook time is the sitting in the fridge time for the dressing.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Calories 233.2 kcal


  • 1 small head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves or 1/2 cup watercress, torn into sprigs
  • 1 cup shoestring beet
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, peeled and sieved
  • seasoning salt, to taste
  • seasoned pepper, to taste
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • sourdough crouton


  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry sherry
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder with parsley
  • 2 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  • In a large salad bowl, combine lettuces, spinach or watercress, beets and egg; sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper and toss with dressing (you can spin the bowl if you want).
  • Garnish each serving with cherry tomatoes and croutons.
  • Dressing: In a blender, combine vinegar, water, applesauce, worcestershire sauce, sherry, seasoned salt, sugar, paprika, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce; blend on high until combined, about 30 seconds.
  • With motor running on high, slowly add oil through the pour hole in the lid until combined, about 2 minutes; refrigerate several hours before serving.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 221gCalories: 233.2kcalCarbohydrates: 11.8gProtein: 3.7gFat: 19.6gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 35.3mgSodium: 73.8mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6.4g
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