Frida Kahlo's Zucchini Salad (Ensalada de Calabacín)

Frida Kahlo's Zucchini Salad (Ensalada de Calabacín)

Frida Kahlo's Zucchini Salad (Ensalada de Calabacín)

This simple Mexican salad consists of grilled zucchini, avocado, and salty, crumbled añejo cheese.Farideh Sadeghin

In the 1930s, artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo often hosted festive dinner parties—which Frida called "día de los manteles largos," the days of the long tablecloth—at their Mexico City home. The recipe for this simple Mexican salad of grilled zucchini, avocado, and salty, crumbled añjeo cheese was served at a dinner party attended by Mexican composer Carlos Chávez and Nelson Rockefeller. It comes from Frida's Fiestas by Guadalupe Rivera and Marie-Pierre Cole (Clarkson Potter, 1994). This recipe appeared in our November 2014 issue with the story The Art of the Meal.