Cabbage Salad with Fresh Herbs – "Salada de Kol Blanka"
Adapted from Stella’s Sephardic Table by Stella Cohen.
Cabbages or leeks represent our hope that our enemies, haters and those who wish evil upon us will be cut down. We pray for protection by reciting a pun that relates Aramaic words כרתי “karti” meaning cabbage or leeks and כרת “karet” meaning to cut off.
For the Dressing:
Stella recommends selecting a cabbage that is firm and heavy for its size, not one that is pale or discolored.
For a Moroccan style twist on this traditional salad, eliminate parsley and use 1 tablespoon fresh dill (instead of ½ cup) in step one. Add 1 small fennel bulb quartered lengthwise and sliced thinly, 3 radishes thinly sliced, 4 cups of packed arugula leaves, and 1 preserved lemon thinly sliced. For the dressing, use 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice (instead of 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice).
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