Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 08:27:22 -0700
from my friend in Costa Rica:
Emily's Cabbage Salad
1 small head of cabbage (l/2 if large) very finely shredded*
1 or 2 tomatoes diced
1 lemon (juice only)
1 clove garlic
salt and pepper to taste
After you have prepared the ingredients above, then take your clove of
garlic and split it in half. Rub the inside of the serving bowl with the
cut side of the garlic to coat the bowl with its essence. Now place the
salad ingredients into the bowl and pour the lemon juice over them. Add
salt and pepper and toss to mix.
*Finely shredding the cabbage is the secret to this recipe.
Notes of interest: In Costa Rica you never have lettuce salads, or
shredded lettuce with your tacos, because it will not grow there. Our
typical dinner consisted of black beans over rice, homemade corn tortillas,
the above salad, and mangos on the side.