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Salad Encino

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: 20 minutes | Serves 2 to 3
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 3 sweet gherkins
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced, optional

Step 1Rub a wooden salad bowl with the garlic. Slice and quarter the cucumber; dice the onion, green bell pepper, gherkins and tomato and mix thoroughly.

Step 2Mix the oil, salt, pepper and vinegar and combine with the vegetables using a wooden spoon. Garnish with the red bell pepper slices.

Note: From "What Actors Eat ... When They Eat," by Rex Lease and Kenneth Harley (1936). Actress Ann Dvorak, a Hollywood High alumna, owned a ranch in Encino.
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