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Cuba Salad

Ensalada Cubano (Typical Green Salad)

Course Salad
Cuisine Cuban
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 ripe red tomatoes sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce shredded or torn
  • 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


  • Toss together the salad ingredients in a bowl and place in a refrigerator to chill.
  • For the Dressing:
  • 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.
  • Enjoy!