It takes 48 SECONDS of preparation to make your own lox (cured salmon) and it tastes better than anything you will buy. Make it 2-4 days in advance, buy bagels, baguettes and cream cheeses and eat with this refreshing salad. Make a beautiful platter of sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and purple onions and your very hungry crowd will be happy little clams (or the kosher version of that.)

Homemade lox (gravlox)
Gravlox is a way to make lox in your home and you won't believe how easy it is!!! It comes out worlds better than store bought and is so exciting to have for breakfast as a side to eggs, in a sandwich in a pasta or even just plain as a snack!
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: Fish
Special Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free
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Directions:
  1. Add half of the sugar and salt to the bottom of a baking dish (or any glass or ceramic dish) Place fish on top and the other half of the salt and sugar and the rest of the ingredients on top of the fish.
  2. Place plastic wrap on top and something very heavy on top that will press the fish down (a large brick is ideal but you can use a pot with water inside) Let sit in fridge for 2-4 days.
  3. Rinse off fish and thinly slice.
Notes & Tips:

This method of cooking is called curing, where the salt and sugar 'cooks' the fish over time. Homemade lox (gravlox) Be sure to have a really fresh piece of salmon, not frozen!

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Avocado lemon salad
Let the onions sit in the dressing for at least 5 minutes before serving to marinate them and take off their sharp taste. This salad is great because it has details to it but can be done in minutes without having to cook anything!
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Special Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free
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  1. In a salad bowl add the lettuce, basil, cucumbers and avocado.
  2. In a jar add the onion, salt sugar, lemons and oil. Shake well before serve.
Notes & Tips:

If you don’t feel like using a lemon squeezer and then having to wash it, squeeze the lemon over your open palm over the jar (having your open palm catch all the seeds)

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Leftover tips for tomorrow’s dinner:

Great addition to break fast meal: Barley and cheese salad 
  • Add Fresh Mozzarella cheese (or any other less salty cheese) to the barley salad and serve as an incredibly light yet filling side to a nice piece of fish (or a bagel and lox!)

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