The surrealist painter Frida Kahlo is a long time inspiration for me; art wise and appearance wise, her colorful and painted autobiographical art, and the colorful braids and flowers that adorned her hair.
When I came across a recipe that was hers, I really wanted to try it. Ben and I had just gathered some home grown zucchini's and this recipe would be the perfect way to try them out.
This recipe was served by Frida, who often hosted festive dinner parties in her home in Mexico City in the 1930s; she named these dinner parties "día de los manteles largos", which means the days of the long tablecloth.
This salad was served at a particular dinner party, which was attended by Mexican composer Carlos Chávez and Nelson Rockefeller.
Frida's zucchini recipe can be found in the book Frida's Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of life with Frida Kahlo; a scrapbook assembled by Frida's stepdaughter Guadalupe Rivera.
This recipe was absolutely to die for. It's a perfect summer salad and so unbelievably tasty!