This dish springs from my early teens when my mom was married to an Arab. I had the great fortune of being welcomed into the kitchen. The ladies spoke little but would cook from breakfast to dinner and let me help all I wanted. Seeing it as such an honor, I didn’t realize till years later that I was also a great source of labor! Those ladies worked their hands off!! And they were very generous with their knowledge.
The salad is a hardy, heart healthy dish that’s really elevated by the Marconas and Ariels. The endive spear, a light and crispy counterpart. The combination is delicious.