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Deli Reuben Sandwich

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Mediterranean Mezze Platter

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound carrots, coarsely grated
  • 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups Homemade Hummus, or store-bought
  • 4 mint leaves (optional)
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 jarred grape leaves packed in brine, rinsed and halved lengthwise (optional)
  • 4 whole-wheat pitas (6-inch), cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup black olives, such as Nicoise or Kalamata
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Mexican Creamed Corn

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Toasted-Couscous Tabbouleh

Ingredients
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 cups water, plus more for soaking
  • 8 ounces Israeli couscous
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Lemon wedges
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Dolmades

Ingredients
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • One 1-pound jar vine leaves, rinsed
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Three-Bean Salad with Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

Ingredients
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 pound haricots verts or green beans, trimmed and cut into thirds
  • 1 cup canned kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ounce mache or watercress, trimmed, rinsed, and spun dry
  • Freshly ground pepper
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Lemony Lentil Salad

Time:35 mins
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Pretzel-Shortbread Bars

Time:2 hours
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Lemon Bars with Brown-Butter Shortbread Crust

Other Ideas:
Bar cookies, Dessert, Lemons, Sugar
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting (optional)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 small lemon, finely grated
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