Salads may be made in infinite variety from plain lettuce, chicory, endive, romaine or water cress served with French dressing, to many combinations of lettuce with cold vegetables, fish, meats or fruits.
All salad greens should be fresh, crisp, dry and cold before serving. Wash leaves carefully and put on ice either in lettuce dryer or in a cloth. Salads should be dressed at the table or just before serving.
4 cups cold boiled chicken, cut into small pieces 2 cups finely cut celery 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 hard boiled eggs 2 cups mayonnaise dressing 6 olives 1/3 cup French dressing
Mix chicken with celery, seasoning and one egg cut into small pieces; marinate with French dressing, and let stand in cold place about one hour. Serve on lettuce leaves and spread mayonnaise over top. Garnish with olives and remaining egg cut into slices. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and paprika.
1/2 pound Malaga grapes 2 pears 1 grapefruit 1 orange 1 head lettuce
Wash, peel; remove seeds from all fruit; cut grapes into halves, pears in lengthwise pieces, grapefruit and orange into sections; chill until ready to serve. Serve on lettuce leaves with French dressing. Alligator pears, melon or other fruit may be substituted for above variety.
3 firm tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped parsley 2 tablespoons salad oil
Peel tomatoes and cut in half. Mix onion and parsley, add oil; let stand two hours before using. When ready to serve line salad bowl with lettuce, place tomatoes in it and on each half put 1 tablespoon onion and parsley mixture. Pour on French dressing. Everything should be ice cold.
1 cup finely cut red cabbage 1 cup cold boiled beets 1 cup cold boiled carrots 1 cup cold boiled potatoes 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup pimentoes 1 head lettuce 1 cup French dressing
Soak cabbage in cold water 1 hour; drain and add beets, carrots and potatoes cut into small pieces; add celery. Mix well together, season with salt and pepper and serve on lettuce leaves. On top put strips of pimento and serve with French dressing, to which may be added one teaspoon onion juice.
1 quart cold boiled potatoes 1 onion, finely sliced 1/2 teaspoon salt chopped parsley 1/2 cup French dressing
Cut potatoes into slices or cubes; add onion; mix with salt, parsley and French dressing. Serve on lettuce leaves with boiled dressing.
Cut cold boiled lobster into small pieces. Marinate with French dressing; arrange on lettuce leaves; cover with mayonnaise and garnish with lobster claws, olives and hard-boiled eggs. For boiled lobster see page 31.