This is a vintage magazine recipe clipping, date unknown but it would be sometime in the 1940s during World War II when there were rations and Victory Gardens. I believe it’s from Heinz since their products are suggested and there’s part of a picture of a Heinz 57 bottle of cider vinegar (?) at the bottom. The page is a bit worn but still very legible. Recipes are typed below as-is, click the picture to a view a larger size if you like.

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Salads From Your Victory Garden!

Panama Radish Salad

This unusual, fresh and crispy combination tastes wonderful served as a side dish with meat or with crusty rolls for lunch.

Mix about 2 doz. medium-sized radishes (sliced) with 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. minced onions, 1/2 tsp. chopped mint or parsley leaves, a large tomato, chopped fine (if you have it). Add 1/4 cup Heinz Pure cider vinegar, 2 tbs. Heinz Olive Oil (optional) . . . garnish with tender radish tops and garden lettuce.

Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

Made from any kind of potatoes, this salad is delicious–but, if possible, do try it with tiny new potatoes from your garden. To serve 4 you need 4 cups cubed boiled potatoes, 1 small onion, chopped.

For dressing . . . heat 3 tbs. bacon droppings, 2 tbs. Heinz Cider Vinegar, 2 tbs. water, 1 tsp. Heinz Worcestershire Sauce. Pour on potatoes. Salt to taste. Sprinkle with chopped onion tops. Serve hot.

Surround potato salad with tender young beet tops or dandelions, shredded. Save a little of the bacon dressing to pour over greens.

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4 Responses to Salads From Your Victory Garden – Vintage WWII Recipes

Sarah Fink
Published 5 August, 2011 in 6:43 am

I am looking for a sandwich spread that my mother made when I was a child, that was made with chopped peanuts and shredded carrots. She thought it had come from an old Farm Bureu recipe book from the war. Any ideas?

Published 5 March, 2013 in 6:09 am

lovin’ da patato salad!!! ooosh

Pam Bowen
Published 18 May, 2016 in 9:02 pm

This is a fabulous blog. Thanks for all the time and energy you put in it. I love it.

Barbara Schmidt
Published 16 December, 2020 in 10:10 am

I love your collection of vintage recipes! About that “Heinz 57 cider vinegar”: evidently it’s been re-issued. I have a bottle in my cupboard just purchased a few weeks ago. It even has the traditional ‘mother’ found in unprocessed vinegars.
I think many of us are looking closer at the old wartime recipes in these uncertain Coronavirus times. Thanks for your website!

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