Shavuot is fast approaching, and with it the opportunity to indulge your taste buds in all things dairy. The celebration of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, which begins Tuesday night, includes the longstanding tradition of eating dairy foods, the most popular of which include blintzes and cheesecake. Here are five great recipes to cover all kinds of tastes, from sweet to savory—and even low-calorie.
1. Sweet blintzes, or cheese-filled crepes, are a delicious and classic Shavuot tradition. Joan Nathan teaches you how to make the perfect blintz.
2. Give the blintz tradition a fresh twist by filling them with savory flavors instead of sweet, like these spinach and cheese blintzes.
3. Trying to enjoy tradition without overloading on calories? This buckwheat blintz souffle recipe offers a tasty and healthy take on traditional blintzes.
4. No matter how full you might be from all of those blintzes, you’ll find room for this delectable dish which combines two desserts into one: Dulce de leche cheesecake.
5. Or, if you need a break from the doughy sweetness of blintzes and cheesecake, mix things up with this vegetarian version of Moussaka, a traditional Greek dish.
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Isabel Fattal, a former intern at Tablet Magazine, attends Wesleyan University.