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Light Recipes For Summer


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You all know I was away for Pesach, in Tiberias with Eddie’s Kosher Travel.  Well this Pesach hotel was exactly what I imagine a kosher cruise to be like.  (Since I’ve never been I can’t say for sure, only what I’ve heard.)  We were totally and completely surrounded by great food all day, every day. I haven’t made an appointment with my scale since I returned and really should just excuse myself now and go on a liquid diet. But alas, since that is neither practical nor the healthiest of solutions, I am lightening up my food over the next few weeks so I can actually eat together with my family with these four light recipes for Summer.

Pictured above is a delicious and bright Tropical Slaw.  Beautiful and incredible on its own, this tropical slaw is also superb on fish or chicken.

cucumber melon soup

Chilled Cucumber Melon Soup

This fat-free Chilled Cucumber Melon Summer Soup is my new obsession. Play around with the flavors and colors by making two batches and swapping the honeydew for cantaloupe in the second.


Tabouli Feta Salad

A sprinkle of crumbled feta adds a creamy twist to this Middle Eastern Tabouli Feta Salad and will help fill you up.

Every time my mom-in-law goes on a “diet” (nasty little 4 letter word!) she stocks up on bulgur to make tabouli salad. So I followed suit; keeping up the family traditions is important to me.


Low Fat Cheesecake

A light bright bite of this classic remake for Low Fat Cheesecake will make you feel like you haven’t sacrificed a thing.

I favor sugar substitutes like Truvia or Splenda when I am looking to cut calories. If you prefer agave, another sweetener, or even sugar—use them to taste in these recipes.

Click here for more Salad Recipes for Summer.


As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (Summer 2012) – Subscribe Now.

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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 Light Recipes For Summer

  1. I have enjoyed looking at your different recipes and during Passover I took one of your recipes for the Cheesecake with Chocolate chips and then added Cool Whip and fresh strawberries on the top and it was a hit with my family and friends. Thank You!

  2. I enjoy reading your recipes and in fact I took your cheesecake recipe for Passover with the chocolate chips and then added to it Cool Whip and fresh strawberries and it was a hit with my family and friends after seder. Thank you.

  3. avatar says: Sina

    I have my eye on the tabouli. Great selection!!

  4. I feel like anything with citrus is automatically labeled as summery, right?

  5. I can’t wait to try that low fat cheesecake! I love the bright pop of lemon zest in there. I am definitely making if for Shavuos this year.

  6. Love how summery and light these recipes are!

  7. The slaw recipe looks terrific, love the flavors and colors. And anytime you give me tabouli and feta cheese, I’m in.

  8. Great recipes here… I can’t decide which I want the most.

  9. Love these light, healthy and tasty recipes! I wish the warm weather would come around here in New York already!

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