BEST EVER Salad Recipe: The Famous McCarthy Salad at the Beverly Hills Hotel

One of my favorite things about traveling is trying delicious unique twists on everyday dishes that are different from what we eat at home regularly.

To be honest, it’s not often that I find myself salivating over memories of a delicious salad when reminiscing about a wonderful trip. However, that was the case after our visit to the Beverly Hills Hotel this summer.


We all absolutely loved the famous McCarthy salad and I’ve honestly dreamt of returning to the Beverly Hills Hotel to enjoy a fabulous stay and to dine on that salad in a luxe cabana by the pool and then order it again for dinner in the Polo Lounge! Seriously, we ordered the salad three times during our stay- it’s that good!

So in an effort to share this most popular recipe and recreate it at home, I contacted the hotel and requested the recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much in your home as we did during our stay this summer!  


My tip – Make the salad, pour yourself a tall glass of champagne and pretend you are enjoying a Beverly Hills power lunch surrounded by celebrities and Hollywood royalty at the hotel’s famous Polo Lounge!

And here is a fun fact: The Polo Lounge’s most popular signature dish is the McCarthy Salad, named in honor of polo player Neil McCarthy who used to frequent the hotel. Nearly 600 McCarthy salads are sold in the hotel’s restaurants and through in-room dining each week.



Sarah is a Chicago based travel writer and the founder of Sarah's best travel companion is her sweet 5-year-old son, Harry. Her favorite trips include a great luxury hotel stay, quality family play time, lots of champagne, and decadent chocolate covered strawberries.

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