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Salad has it’s roots as far back as the early 1900’s with the Caesar Salad. There is some disagreement about who’s invention is was. George Leonard Herter, is his book Bull Cook and Authentic Historical Recipes and Practices, writes that the Caesar salad was invented in about 1903 by Giacomo Junia, an Italian cook in Chicago, Illinois.
More people, including the late Julia Childs believed that the Caesar salad honors restaurateur Caesar Cardini (1896-1956), who invented it in Tijuana, Mexico in 1924 on the Fourth of July weekend. It is said that on this busy weekend, Cardini was running low on food and he put together a salad for his customers from leftovers in the kitchen! The original recipe included romaine, garlic, croutons, and Parmesan cheese, boiled eggs, olive oil and Worcestershire sauce. Anchovies were added later.
The Cobb Salad, officially created at the Brown Derby restaurant in 1937, consists of chopped chicken or turkey, bacon, hard cooked eggs, tomatoes, avocado, cheddar cheese, and lettuce. It is served with crumbled blue cheese and vinaigrette dressing.
And who hasn’t heard about coleslaw! But did you know that the original word was “kool sla” from the Dutch word “kool” meaning cabbage and “sla” meaning salad. This shredded cabbage mixed with mayo and other ingredients that we serve cold was most likely served hot by the Dutch.
Whatever your favorite salads are, summer is a great time to add garden fresh veggies packed full of nutrition to your creation. Here is a summer recipe idea from twopeasandtheir pod.com.
GRILLED CORN SALAD
Blog provided by: Karen Foster, RD, LD