The Best of Cooking Light: Over 500 of Our All-Time Greatest Recipes by Cooking Light Magazine

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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Middle Eastern; Low fat; Vegan; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: eggplants; tahini; ground cumin; ground coriander; ground cayenne pepper; chickpeas
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Middle Eastern; Low fat; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: pita bread; edamame beans; ground cumin; ground coriander; parsley; tahini; paprika
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Asian; Low fat; Vegan; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: peanut butter; silky tofu; limes; soy sauce; dried red pepper flakes
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Mexican; Low fat; Vegan; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: tomatoes; jalapeño chiles; cilantro; limes
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Mexican; Low fat; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: poblano chiles; tomatoes; avocados; parsley; limes; anejo cheese; radishes; tortilla chips
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Low fat; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: rosemary; garlic powder; pita bread; applewood smoked bacon; garlic; cannellini beans; hot sauce; paprika; green onions
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Low fat; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: beets; balsamic vinegar; goat cheese; mayonnaise; tarragon; baguette bread
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Turkish; Low fat; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: red peppers; cumin seeds; balsamic vinegar; pomegranate molasses; dried red pepper flakes; whole wheat nut bread; walnuts
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Appetizers / starters; French; Low fat; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: onions; canned anchovies; balsamic vinegar; thyme; Niçoise olives; white bread
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Low fat; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: figs; maple syrup; yellow onions; balsamic vinegar; thyme; Gorgonzola cheese; baguette bread; parsley
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Low fat; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: baguette bread; cremini mushrooms; shiitake mushrooms; parsley; whipping cream; thyme
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Asian; Low fat; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: ricotta cheese; blanched almonds; mint; Parmesan cheese; parsley; chives; egg whites; wonton wrappers; canned tomatoes; oranges; habanero chiles; basil
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Appetizers / starters; Greek; Low fat; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: spinach; feta cheese; cottage cheese; Parmesan cheese; dried dill; egg whites; green onions; phyllo pastry
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Appetizers / starters; Italian; Low fat; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: Italian turkey sausages; green peppers; red peppers; white bread; sambuca; Worcestershire sauce; littleneck clams
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    • Categories: Salads; Appetizers / starters; Low fat; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: corn tortillas; cream cheese; mayonnaise; limes; taco seasoning mix; lump crabmeat; corn; green onions
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Low fat; Vegan; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: okra; Kalamata olives; lemons; dried red pepper flakes; bay leaves; thyme
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Low fat; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: walnuts; honey; balsamic vinegar; orange juice; Belgian endive; oranges; goat cheese; chives
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Asian; Low fat; Vegan; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: mirin; yellow miso; fresh ginger; dark sesame oil; dried red pepper flakes; Japanese eggplants; sesame seeds; green onions; garlic
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Mexican; Low fat; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: salsa; ground cumin; black beans; breadcrumbs; sour cream; avocados; tomatoes; limes; green onions
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; American; Low fat; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: garlic powder; paprika; onion powder; ground cayenne pepper; egg whites; cornflakes; catfish; hot sauce; Tabasco sauce; Worcestershire sauce; ranch dressing; celery; carrots
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; American; Low fat; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: jalapeño chiles; cheddar cheese; cream cheese; liquid egg substitute; breadcrumbs; garlic powder; paprika
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; American; Low fat; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: dry mustard; chives; Tabasco sauce; Worcestershire sauce; tomatoes; lump crabmeat; breadcrumbs; corn; basil
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; American; Low fat; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: grits; Parmigiano Reggiano cheese; white pepper; shallots; sherry vinegar; bay leaves; dried chiles; whipping cream; country ham; shiitake mushrooms; thyme
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Appetizers / starters; Italian; Low fat; Vegan; Vegetarian; Low calorie
    • Ingredients: white balsamic vinegar; limes; hot sauce; black plums; nectarines; pluots; mint
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    • Categories: Cocktails / drinks (with alcohol)
    • Ingredients: mangoes; mango nectar; white rum; limes; mint
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  • Monterey Jack, corn, and roasted-red pepper risotto

    • Christine on September 01, 2014

      This recipe uses decidedly non-Italian flavor combinations for a risotto which was interesting to try and turned out really excellent, though I did make some changes. I roasted my own yellow and green pepper slices and used fresh corn as that is what I had on hand. I skipped the optional ground coriander and substituted a finely diced shallot for the green onions, sauteing it at the beginning instead of stirring in at the end. Finally, I didn't have Monterey Jack cheese, so I substituted cheddar and some additional hot sauce to make up for the missing spice. Will definitely make again -- as written or with slight changes depending on what I have available.

  • Chile-vinegar turnip greens

    • Christine on May 16, 2016

      This was an easy, flavorful way to use up turnip greens from my weekly farm box, requiring only a few other pantry ingredients. I ate it for lunch over brown rice with a side salad. I didn't measure/weigh the greens which were from an average sized bunch of turnips, but in hindsight, I think it was less than the pound called for and I probably should have decreased the other ingredients as well. I used Sriracha sauce for the chile/garlic paste and the end result was pretty much at my limit for spiciness, so I would use a bit less next time. As with other cooking greens, this wilted and shrunk down rather a lot, as you would expect, so it doesn't make very many servings, even if served as a side dish as directed.

  • Tomato-basil soup

    • Christine on September 18, 2012

      I used fresh tomato juice leftover from making sauce. It tasted very summery and fresh and the tomato & basil flavors really came through. Since I was the only one in my house that would eat it, I did get a little bored of it after eating it several times, but it was definitely a tasty, successful recipe.

  • Garlic-rosemary roasted chicken

    • bookish on November 02, 2010

      Page 228.

  • Italian meat loaf with fresh basil and provolone

    • ssdrabek on August 28, 2012

      Steve and I thought yummy and delicious....kids did not care for...remember to presoak the tomatoes!!

  • Fettuccine and tofu with finger-licking peanut sauce

    • Globegal on April 27, 2016

      The sauce tastes GREAT!!!!!

  • Rosemary potatoes

    • Globegal on September 17, 2014

      First made 9-16-14. Made half a recipe & cut the potatoes smaller (bite size). 15 minutes was too much, but flavor was there. Try at 10 min. I like that size.

  • Spinach, caramelized-onion, and feta quiche

    • Bob.NH on October 12, 2015

      Works with Swiss chard also.

  • Sugar spot banana muffins

    • VeryVigario on July 22, 2018

      Good, I didn't have honey crunch wheatgerm so I just added oats- next time I'd probably lightly blend them then toast them for extra flavor.

  • Spice-crusted shrimp with rémoulade sauce

    • Cathyschuh on January 12, 2022

      Excellent recipe that I made in the air fryer. I used the same spices as the rub in the yogurt dip. Really yummy and quick

  • Spicy mulligatawny

    • Cathyschuh on January 12, 2022

      Good recipe. I switched out 1/4 cup of cornmeal for the beans since I do not tolerate that as well. Nice deep flavors. You can switch out the protein and double the soup base easily.

  • Cinnamon-apple cake

    • Cathyschuh on July 15, 2022

      the best apple cake ever-one of my most requested recipes. tastes even better day 2. I make 2-3 at a time, they freeze well. Use a springform pan

  • Irish bread pudding with caramel-whiskey sauce

    • ashallen on November 27, 2019

      A delicious and not-too-heavy bread pudding, though it'd be easy to make it richer by replacing some of the milk with cream, if desired. I usually use golden raisins - their flavor seems to go with the other ingredients better than that of dark raisins. Good with or without the caramel-whiskey sauce.

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  • ISBN 10 0848730615
  • ISBN 13 9780848730611
  • Published Jan 01 2005
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States

Publishers Text

For the first time, Cooking Light has chosen more than 500 of its best recipes ever to create the beautiful mega-cookbook - The Best of Cooking Light! We've selected the best of the best from over 10,000 recipes that have appeared on the pages of Cooking Light magazine. These are the recipes readers like you have called about and the ones the Cooking Light food staff make in their own homes! From taste-tempting appetizers to mouthwatering desserts, you'll find a recipe for every occasion.

You'll get:

  • More than 500 sensational recipes, each tested at least twice by our professional test kitchen experts
  • Complete nutritional analysis with each recipe
  • Step-by-step instructions, ingredient substitutions, make-ahead tips, and cooking secrets to help you every step of the way
  • 225 beautiful color photographs
  • Plus much more!


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