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Iceberg lettuce. Pink tomatoes. Bottled dressing. The salad of my youth, a requisite part of every meal, was all that I knew, and I liked it. Start the meal with a slice of melon or half a grapefruit, move on to the iceberg salad, and then a main course.
Charoset is one of the most fascinating, symbolic dishes of the Passover Seder. It represents the mortar that our ancestors were forced to spread between bricks to make majestic buildings for their Egyptian overlords, “embittering” their enslaved lives. But charoset, as it’s traditionally made, is far from bitter.
People choose not to eat meat for a number of reasons — among them health, the environment and animal rights and welfare. If you are trying to become healthier, go meatless on Mondays. This salad recipe makes a great meatless lunch or side dish. Adding more salads and vegetables to an already healthy diet is a wonderful way to increase our own health and the health of our planet.
As much as I love the now-classic watermelon salad — the ones with the feta and mint — I thought it was time for a change. In this dairy-free version, oil-cured olives provide the saltiness usually imparted by the cheese, and basil (try Thai basil, if you can find it) subs in for the mint.