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Dorothy Lamour's cantaloupe salad

Dorothy Lamour's cantaloupe salad
Ringo H. W. Chiu / For the Times

To the outside world, Southern Californians look like fanatical salad nuts. What can we say? The outside world is darn right. We are salad nuts. We've been salad nuts for a century or more. So there. Just think of all ... Read more

Total time: 40 minutes | Serves 4
  • 1 cup diced cantaloupe
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh peaches
  • 1/2 cup diced apples
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced nuts
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Step 1Mix the cantaloupe, peaches, apples, celery and nuts in a bowl. Set aside.

Step 2Whisk together the orange juice, shallot, salt, pepper and oil. Pour over the cantaloupe mixture and soak 30 minutes. Drain, then dress with the mayonnaise.

Note: In effect, this is a Waldorf salad with the addition of diced cantaloupe and fresh peaches, with our updated vinaigrette. From "282 Ways to Make a Salad," by Bebe Daniels and Jill Allgood (1950).

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