Julia Levy
Julia Levy

Julia Levy

Title: Recipe Tester/Developer

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Education: Associate Degree in Occupational Studies/Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America; B.A. in Nutrition, summa cum laude, Johnson & Wales University

Expertise: Nutrition, food science

- Named Cook to Follow in Allrecipes Magazine
- Host of You Can Cook That for 2 years

Experience

Julia Levy is an eater, maker and dabbler in all things food. With nearly a decade of work experience, over 1,000 recipes tested, hundreds of recipes developed and just as many articles published, she has become a veritable resource for all your food questions. Her work has appeared in Cooking Light, MyRecipes, Southern Living, Real Simple, Fine Cooking and other publications and websites.

Julia is a recipe tester and developer who has been working in the Dotdash Meredith Food Studios since 2015. She received her associate degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America in 2011 and her bachelor's in nutrition from Johnson & Wales University in 2013. From there, Julia worked in several clean-eating kitchens, including Food Matters NYC and Hilton Head Health.

After deciding that test kitchens were where her heart belonged, Julia worked as a test kitchen assistant for Fine Cooking magazine in Connecticut before moving to Alabama. When she's not cooking, baking or bingeing the next true-crime podcast, she's snuggling with her dog, Elmer Fudd, and her cat, Pepé.

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Chicken Salad
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This chicken salad recipe combines Greek-style yogurt and mayonnaise for a creamy dressing. Sweet apple, toasty hazelnuts and crunchy celery balance the flavors and texture. Serve on toasted baguette or atop lightly dressed greens.
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Grilled Caesar Salad
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This grilled Caesar salad delivers all of the classic flavors of the original plus adds smoky undertones from the grill. Grilling romaine brings out its natural sweetness, and charring the lemon caramelizes the sugars to make everything just a touch sweeter.
Air-Fryer Turkey Breast
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Rosemary and garlic flavor this juicy air-fryer turkey breast. Putting the sliced garlic under the skin adds flavor to the meat and prevents the garlic from burning. Enjoy this simple recipe with a side of roasted veggies and mashed potatoes.
Roasted Broccoli
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This easy roasted broccoli recipe is sure to please everyone with its simple seasoning of shallot, salt and pepper, a brightening splash of lemon and a little char on the outside, giving it that sweet, caramelized flavor that makes roasted broccoli so special.
This boneless, skinless chicken thigh recipe is lemony and bright with lots of savory garlic flavor. The chicken stays tender and juicy from the quick marinade. Serve this quick weeknight dinner with roasted vegetables and rice pilaf on the side.
Roasted Asparagus
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This roasted asparagus recipe is as quick and easy as it gets. Tender asparagus spears are nicely seasoned with pepper and a splash of balsamic vinegar. This versatile side pairs well with just about anything and is finished in only 15 minutes, making it perfect for weeknights.
Baked Corned Beef & Cabbage
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Corned beef is brisket that has been pickled in spices for days, but it is often high in sodium. To help control the salt level, we use pickling spice—a blend featuring mustard seed, coriander and black pepper—to achieve a similar flavor. A medley of cabbage, potatoes and carrots rounds out the dish for a hearty, cozy meal.
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This warming soup is packed with umami flavors from bacon and mushrooms. Farro and Brussels sprouts bulk up the soup with fiber and texture, while cream and a splash of vinegar balance the flavors. Serve with crusty bread to sop up every last bite.
This warming cabbage soup is packed with flavor. The bratwurst and mustard add savory flavors that are complemented by sweet potatoes and an apple slaw on top that adds sweetness and crunch. Savoy cabbage adds texture to this perfect cold-weather soup.
Baked Corned Beef & Cabbage
Rating: Unrated
New!
Corned beef is brisket that has been pickled in spices for days, but it is often high in sodium. To help control the salt level, we use pickling spice—a blend featuring mustard seed, coriander and black pepper—to achieve a similar flavor. A medley of cabbage, potatoes and carrots rounds out the dish for a hearty, cozy meal.
This warming soup is packed with umami flavors from bacon and mushrooms. Farro and Brussels sprouts bulk up the soup with fiber and texture, while cream and a splash of vinegar balance the flavors. Serve with crusty bread to sop up every last bite.
This warming cabbage soup is packed with flavor. The bratwurst and mustard add savory flavors that are complemented by sweet potatoes and an apple slaw on top that adds sweetness and crunch. Savoy cabbage adds texture to this perfect cold-weather soup.
Everyone's Favorite Taco Soup
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This easy-to-make taco soup features enchilada sauce and taco seasoning, which provides a mild heat. Top this family-friendly soup with all of your favorite taco garnishes.
Cabbage & White Bean Soup
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This cabbage and white bean soup is easy and flavorful. Avoid browning the leeks and garlic, as it can make the soup bitter. If you want to make this soup vegan, use vegan-friendly pesto and omit the Parmesan rind.
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This shrimp and noodle soup is inspired by the flavors of Vietnamese pho, with a spice-infused broth and rice noodles. Shrimp, bok choy, carrots and mushrooms cook in the aromatic broth while mung bean sprouts and plenty of fresh mint add a refreshing bite on top.
Spinach-Tortellini Soup
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When you need a quick and flavorful dinner, turn to this easy tortellini soup with spinach. Refrigerated cheese tortellini bulk up the soup and cook in just minutes. The tortellini can be delicate, so be careful when stirring the soup to avoid them falling apart.
This hearty chicken soup builds flavor quickly, thanks to store-bought recaito, a cooking base made from culantro, onions, sweet peppers and garlic. Each bite is packed with veggies, including potatoes, carrots and red bell pepper. Lime juice finishes the dish to add brightness.
We've re-created Panera's Tomato-Basil Soup, loved for its richness and subtle sweetness, by roasting cherry tomatoes and shallots, which add natural sweet flavors and eliminate the need for added sugar. Serve with a salad or a grilled cheese for dunking.
This velvety copycat of Panera's Broccoli-Cheddar Soup is just like the original, with a cheesy broth and plenty of broccoli and shredded carrot. Enjoy with crusty bread to sop up the leftovers.
Vegetarian Lasagna Soup
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All the delicious flavors of a vegetarian lasagna can be found in this cozy soup. Mushrooms, zucchini and spinach provide color and nutrients, while a ricotta-and-mozzarella topping provides the signature cheesiness and creaminess. Serve with a side salad or crusty bread for dipping.
This comforting copycat Olive Garden chicken and gnocchi soup is creamy, with chewy, pillowy gnocchi to satisfy your appetite. Enjoy with a green salad and breadsticks for dipping.
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The Madras curry powder gives this curried chicken soup a bit of heat, but you can use a mild curry powder if you prefer.
This easy sweet potato soup comes together quickly with the use of refrigerated mashed sweet potatoes, which provide a creamy, smooth texture. The gremolata brings freshness and brightness to complement the soup.
Cubed tofu soaks up the delicious aromatic broth, full of tang and flavor from prepared kimchi, garlic paste and ginger paste. Use your favorite brand of kimchi, just be sure to drain it before adding. A fried egg adds protein to this vegetarian kimchi-tofu soup.
Cranberry Salad
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This colorful and healthy cranberry salad recipe will brighten up any holiday meal. It's sweet but not overly so, with juicy oranges, crunchy walnuts and crisp celery and apples.
Butternut Squash Casserole
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This simple butternut squash casserole recipe combines sweet butternut squash with a touch of brown sugar and cinnamon and is finished with a buttery, crunchy topping.
Spinach & Mushroom Quiche
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This healthy vegetarian quiche recipe is as simple as it gets. It's a quiche without the fussy crust! It's filled with sweet wild mushrooms and savory Gruyère cheese. Enjoy it for breakfast or brunch, or serve it with a light salad for lunch.
Yukon Golds are great here because they get crispy on the outside but completely creamy on the inside. A brush stroke or two of balsamic glaze provides a rich color and a sweet finish to the roasted salmon.