Green Salad

A Drizzle of Honey: The Lives & Recipes of Spain’s Secret Jews (David M. Gilitz & Linda Kay Davison; New York:St. Martin’s Press, 1999; ISBN 0312198604) presents records of Inquisition testimony in which the foods people ate were used to condemn them as Jews. Some of the testimony quoted mentions “lettuce and radishes with cheese and cress and other things” and “greens with vinegar.” A salad itself is not a uniquely Jewish dish; the
accusations here suggest that the dishes could have been prepared ahead and/or eaten cold, thus avoiding work on the Sabbath.

Our salad consists of romaine lettuce and sliced radishes dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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