Find all the healthy recipes from Cooking Light's July 2018 issue.
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F      Fast
G     Gluten Free
M     Make Ahead
V     Vegetarian


These bites are a step up from classic prosciutto-wrapped melon and provide sweet, spicy, salty, tart, and meaty tastes. If you can’t find serrano ham, use prosciutto; you also can use balsamic glaze in place of pomegranate molasses.

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This fruity sipper has sweet-tart flavor with a subtle burn from the serrano-infused tequila. Tender-tongued? This drink is equally delicious without the chile. Blackberries are fiber-packed and contain antioxidants called polyphenols that might ward off cognitive decline and keep your heart healthy.

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Blackberry-Orange Margarita G M V staff fave!

Condiments & Sauces

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This creamy, goat cheese-base ice cream showcases seasonal Bing cherries, which have an intensely sweet and tangy flavor. Go the extra mile and make homemade waffle cone cups for serving (and a fun presentation!). Keep leftover ice cream in your freezer for when your sweet tooth strikes.

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Please picky eaters with this one dish:

Main Dishes


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Your favorite appetizer just got upgraded to the dinner menu. These reinvented tacos check every craving box with less than a third of the sodium and half the fat of traditional Buffalo wings.

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Congratulations—You just found your new go-to pasta salad! This veggie-packed beauty is nice and filling, thanks to meaty eggplant. If you can’t find burrata, simply tear 6 ounces of fresh mozzarella into bite-size pieces.

Heading to a potluck? Feel free to make this recipe ahead of time; just be sure to let it come to room temperature and toss with an extra drizzle of vinegar and oil before serving. Add a few tablespoons of chopped fresh basil leaves for an extra layer of flavor.

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Soups & Stews

Instead of the traditional tomato foundation, this gazpacho uses cucumber and green grapes for bright, fresh flavor. Lobster is a special touch, ideal to kick off a dinner party. You also could omit the lobster or sub shrimp.

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