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October 2005 > Food

Prosperity Salad

Okay, so maybe this recipe didn’t come from the Talmud, but it is traditional to use our sense of humor at our simchas and feast days (remember the theme of most Jewish holidays—"They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat!"?). When you partake of this combination of lettuce, raisins, and celery invoke a prayer for yourself and everyone you know to prosper in the coming year: "Dear G-d, let us have a raise in salary!" This salad is best served chilled.

1 small head romaine lettuce torn into bite size pieces  
1 small head radicchio, cut in half and sliced into thin shreds  
¼ cup golden raisins  
2 stalks of celery, trimmed and cut into 1/2" diagonal slices


¼ cup good quality mayonnaise, low-fat okay
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
¼ teaspoon sugar, or to taste
pinch of salt and grinding of black pepper

  1. Combine lettuce, radicchio, raisins, and celery.

  2. Toss with just enough dressing to coat ingredients lightly.