The secret behind Elaine’s ‘big salad’ finally revealed

The iconic Seinfeld episode “The Big Salad” first aired nearly three decades ago. But, we just found out what it was. Why did Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) want George (Jason Alexander) to buy her a “big salad” at Monk’s? What makes it so delicious? Here is the secret of Elaine’s “big salad”.

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Elaine Monk’s Favorite Order on ‘Seinfeld’

Seinfeld Season 6, Episode 2 titled “The Big Salad” featured one of the classic sitcom’s iconic moments that revolved around food. Much like the soup, fat-free yogurt, and junior mints that came before it, Elaine’s salad played a big part in the episode. But not because of what was inside.

Elaine’s “Big Salad” was her favorite menu order at Monk’s, the New York restaurant she frequented with George, Jerry and Kramer (Michael Richards). In the episode, she asks George to buy her a “big salad” to take away – which he does. But, his girlfriend Julie (Michelle Forbes) gives it to Elaine at Jerry’s apartment and seems to take credit for the purchase.

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Elaine thanks Julie for buying the salad, which irritates George. So he mentions to Elaine that he was responsible for the purchase. This leads to a rift between George and Julie because he is angry that she accepted “thanks” she didn’t deserve.

“What I would like to know is how can someone who has nothing to do with the Big Salad claim responsibility for this salad and accept the thanks under false pretenses?” George exclaims loudly. To which Julie responds, “George, all I did was give someone a bag.”

The secrets of Elaine’s “big salad” are finally revealed

The type of salad and ingredients were never the focus of the episode, so fans had to guess why Elaine was such a big fan. But now we finally know the secrets of Elaine’s Great Salad thanks to authors Julie Tremaine and Brendan Kirby.

They just released Seinfeld: The Official Cookbook, which reveals the mysterious salad recipe. Cobb-style salad is one of 60 recipes in the book that were inspired by “the show about nothing.”

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“’Tomatoes like volleyballs?’ They might work. Elaine’s favorite dish is sure to delight the salad lover in your life,” write the cookbook authors. “It’s so much better than two small salads offered by Hildy. No comparison.

Elaine’s ‘Big Salad’ recipe on ‘Seinfeld’

This quick recipe only takes 15 minutes to make two servings, and you should start by making the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the juice of one lemon, one and a half tablespoons of Dijon mustard, a quarter cup of extra virgin olive oil, a big pinch of sea salt and a small pinch of black pepper. You will need to whisk the dressing vigorously until it is emulsified. Or, if you prefer an alternative method, simply put all of these ingredients in a mason jar and shake it well. Taste the dressing and adjust seasonings, acid or oil as needed.

For the salad, you will need iceberg lettuce, an avocado, two hard-boiled eggs, four slices of cooked and crumbled bacon, 1 cup shredded chicken, 1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes and half a cup of crumbled tomatoes. blue cheese.

Grate the lettuce and divide between two large salad bowls. Next, cut the avocado in half and remove the pit before removing the flesh of the avocado from the skin. Peel the eggs and cut each into quarters. Top each bowl of greens with strips of sliced ​​avocado, egg wedges, crumbled bacon, chicken, tomatoes and blue cheese. Finish the dish with a generous drizzle of vinaigrette.

Seinfeld: The official cookbook is now in stores. All seasons of Seinfeld are now streaming on Netflix.

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