My grandmother put a middle eastern twist on cabbage salad. Her special secret was to crush fresh garlic with a pestle in a bowl with salt. The salt creates a rough surface and texture to break down the garlic and infuse it with flavor. There is nothing like the smell of this salad to fill my heart with loving memories.
Kale can be hard to chew and many people think that it is simply a garnish on a plate or surrounding the bowls at a salad bar. Kale, however, is the queen of greens. It is chock full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and sun lit filled chlorophyll.