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Lag B’Omer Salads


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This year, Lag B’Omer falls on Sunday, May 22 — 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.

Greek Chopped Macaroni Salad

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!

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!

Layered Mexican Salad

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!

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.

For more on Lag B’Omer, read the piece I wrote last year: 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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About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




10 Responses to Lag B’Omer Salads

  1. This comment is for my entry to win that gorgeous bowl. I would serve the Greek Chopped Salad.

  2. avatar says: superyo1

    I think the greek macaroni salad would look amazing in the annie bowl!

  3. greek chopped macaroni salad!!!1

  4. I would serve the potato salad!!

  5. avatar says: malka

    potato salad all the way!!

  6. avatar says: Debby

    I like to serve a layered fruit salad rainbow themed in this kind of bowl. Great for Parashat Noach.

  7. avatar says: Rochel

    I would serve the Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad. Yummmm!

  8. avatar says: Rachel BL

    That bowl would look even lovelier holding the Mexican Layer Salad!

  9. avatar says: Bruchie

    Mexican Layer Salad would look great in that glass bowl ! All those beautiful colors- wow !

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