Lag B'Omer Salads

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As Lag B’Omer approaches -- time to bust out the BBQ and fire it up! Let’s kick off grilling season with some delicious recipes.

I like to think of myself as unconventional, so I say let’s leave meat grilling tips for another time. I want to give special attention to our BBQ bash salads. Nothing can eclipse beautifully barbequed meat or fish, but let’s talk about how to spruce up the sides to superbly set off that grilled cuisine.

Yeah yeah, I know it’s not a BBQ without a good potato salad. But there’s no need to do same ol’ same ol’. My Potato Salad with Arugula and Tomatoes is a new, summery Quick & Kosher barbecue potato salad recipe, and it’s not loaded with mayo!

POTATO SALAD WITH ARUGULA AND TOMATOES

Potato Salad with Arugula and Tomato

Now as much as I love potatoes, I love the look of layers even more. My trifles, my salads (my sheitel) must all be layered for the precise effect. I think G-d created trifle bowls for lazy hostesses like me!

So, inspired by my love of layers, and a recipe I caught in last summer’s Sandra Lee mag, I came up with a pareve kosher Mexican Layered Salad that includes something for everyone – beans, lettuce, salsa, guacamole. It’s a fiesta in a bowl!  

LAYERED MEXICAN SALAD

mexican salad

And just in case you are a veg, throwing a dairy BBQ party – you must must must try my Greek Chopped Macaroni Salad. The flavors combine deliciously to give you a unique macaroni salad experience.

GREEK CHOPPED MACARONI SALAD

greek chopped salad

For more on Lag B’Omer, read: It’s Lag B’Omer, Let’s Have a Picnic.

Other BBQ dishes you’ll want to try:
Lamb, Cherry Tomato, and Red Onion Kebabs
Grilled Chimichurri Beef Kebabs
Grilled Turkey, Portabella Mushrooms and Vegetable Kebabs
Caribbean BBQ Chicken
Buffalo Sliders with Crispy Onion Rings
Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad
Grilled Summer Flatbread
Grilled Salmon with Mustard and Herbs

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