Recipe by lynnski / LA
Chasen's Restaurant is well known as a part of Hollywood history, however, it's fame was broader than that. Every American president since 1945 (until the restaurant closed in 1995) ate a Chasen's meal. Even though Franklin D. Roosevelt did not dine there, Eleanor did. It was the restaurant where Ronald Reagan courted Nancy Davis for two and a half years; and the place where he proposed. After Reagan became governor of California, and went on to became president, a special back door was installed at Chasen's just for them. Their favorite booth, where he proposed, is now in the Reagan presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. This chopped salad was a popular item during this era, and yet it seems very modern.
- 1 1⁄2 cups iceberg lettuce, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups radicchio, chopped
- 1⁄3 cup hearts of palm, drained and diced
- 1⁄3 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
- 1⁄3 cup canned artichoke heart, drained and halved
- 1 1⁄2 cups garbanzo beans, drained
- 1 medium tomatoes, cut into 8 wedges
- 1 hard-boiled egg, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives, minced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dry eanglish mustard
- 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1⁄8 teaspoon white pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Start with the dressing, in a jar dissiove the sugar, salt, pepper and English mustard in vinegar.
- Add oils, lemon juce, Worcestershire, garlic, Tobasco and white pepper.
- Cover and shake vigorously, chill until needed.
- For the Salad.
- Toss together the lettuces, hearts of palm, cucumber, artichokes and garbanzo beans in a large bowl,.
- Add tomatoes and some dressing, to taste, and toss gently to combine.
- Spoon salad onto four individual salad plates.
- Garnish each serving with chopped hard-cooked egg and a sprinkle of chive.