Three Guys From Miami: Cuban and Spanish Food Recipes

Raúl Musibay: This is the salad you see at just about every Cuban party.

Jorge Castillo: It's a very simple salad and it's easy to make

Glenn Lindgren: Sometimes it's the simple dishes that taste the best.

Jorge Castillo: Or bring back the best memories of Cuba!

Typical Cuban Salad - Ensalada Cubana


Typical Cuban Salad -- Ensalada Cubana

By Three Guys From Miami



Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings

The simple Cuban salad that has appeared on kitchen tables the world over.

INGREDIENTS:

2 ripe red tomatoes
1 red onion
1 head iceberg lettuce
6-8 radishes, sliced thin

Dressing:

4 cloves garlic, mashed
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Wash all of your vegies with cold water and pat dry.

Cut the tomatoes in wedges, cut the onion in thin slices. Break up the lettuce by hand. Thin slice the radishes,

Toss all ingredients together and place in the refrigerator to chill.

Use a mortar and pestle to mash the garlic with the salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, add the olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice to the crushed garlic. Whisk together thoroughly.

You can also use a blender to emulsify the oil and liquids.

Just before serving: Gradually add the dressing, a little at a time, while you toss the salad with a couple of large salad forks.

Add just enough dressing to cover the salad -- more or less to your own taste.

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