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Muy Bueno Loaded Veggie Nachos

This layered veggie nachos dish is a good, pareve way to observe the meatless period of the Nine Days, which end with Tisha b’Av.

Muy Bueno Loaded Veggie Nachos

Rainbow Chard Strata from Much Ado About Stuffing

Courtesy Elise Meyer

Rainbow Chard Strata from Much Ado About Stuffing

Israeli-Inspired Avocado Toast, 3 Ways

Credit: Shannon Sarna

Israeli-Inspired Avocado Toast, 3 Ways

(The Nosher via JTA) – Avocado toast has been “trendy” for several years throughout the U.S. In fact, avocados have been so trendy, an entire avocado restaurant opened earlier this year in Brooklyn. And people are putting avocados in everything lately: brownies, salad dressing, even ice cream. After all, avocados are healthy, full of good fat, delicious and satisfying.

Pickled Jalapenos

Pickled Jalapenos

How To Make Cold Borscht

Credit: Ronnie Fein

How To Make Cold Borscht

(The Nosher via JTA) — I can’t eat borscht that comes from a jar that’s been sitting on a supermarket shelf for who knows how long. So sue me. Tell me I’m a snob. I just can’t. It’s the wrong color, it’s too thin and has these shimmering chopped-looking things on the bottom that I suppose are beets but remind me of pocket lint.

Fresh Tomato Soup with Yogurt and Chili Pepper

The author’s tomato soup, a light yet rich alternative to kugel and blintzes. Ronnie Fein/JW

Fresh Tomato Soup with Yogurt and Chili Pepper

Tahini Marshmallow S’mores

Credit: Sheri Silver

Tahini Marshmallow S’mores

(The Nosher via JTA) — Tahini is certainly having “a moment."

This ancient condiment is just about everywhere these days – most notably on the sweeter side of things, in treats and desserts. Stuffed into croissants. Turned into cake pops. Folded into brownie batter.

And I love it all.

This savory ground sesame seed paste taste lends an unexpected flavor and texture to so many different kinds of desserts, without overpowering. Even better, it can provide some depth and dimension to otherwise “one note” sweets.

Like marshmallows.

Cucumber Yogurt Dip (Tzatziki)

Cucumber Yogurt Dip (Tzatziki)

Greeks use this condiment, known as tzatziki, on just about everything. If you are lucky enough to find the authentic prepared stuff, go ahead and buy it. Either way, you will have a seriously flavorful and healthy sauce.

Chipotle Yogurt Sauce

Chipotle Yogurt Sauce

Smoky and spicy chipotle peppers plus Cucumber Yogurt Dip make for an entirely different condiment, one that you can use on almost anything that calls for mayonnaise or ketchup. If you take away anything from this chapter, note how a classic ethnic dish like tacos, which are traditionally loaded with sour cream and cheese, can be made healthier by swapping out the fattier ingredients for more healthful Mediterranean flavors.

Spicy Roasted Salmon With Chipotle Yogurt Sauce

Spicy Roasted Salmon With Chipotle Yogurt Sauce

Roast four salmon fillets and sauté some spinach, it’s as simple—and almost as quick—as that. The salmon on its bed of spinach is also beautiful when served family style on a large platter.