In the most weight conscious place on earth, Hollywood is the salad capital of the world, and has created many of the most famous salads on the planet: the Cobb salad, the Chopped Salad, and the Caesar Salad.
In her book “Hollywood Dish,” chef Akasha Richmond explained that in the 1940s, studio PRs gave out stars’ favorite healthy-salad recipes to magazines, which encouraged salad-eating nationwide.
Today, Hollywood celebrities continue to promote their favorite salad — Jennifer Aniston’s favorite quinoa salad appeared in Loukoumi’s Celebrity Cookbook, and Gwyneth Paltrow included an Ivy Chopped Salad in her cookbook.
Paul Newman and Natalie Wood craved shrimp salads, and Marilyn Monroe dined on salads daily.
The Four Seasons’ Culina restaurant in Hollywood created the Larry Flynt salad with Dungeness crab, shrimp, vegetables, hard-boiled egg, and chianti vinaigrette. It’s a Cobb-chopped hybrid with a seafood addition.
“It’s tough to find a good seafood salad,” says Flynt. “They have them all over town — but not like this. I dare them to try and rip it off!”
Many Hollywood salads come and go, but as The Hollywood Reporter points out, there are 5 original lettuce combos that have stood the test of time to become heads of the class. (Click ‘Next’ to see the list of The 5 Most Desired Salads Among Hollywood Celebrities)