Cantaloupe Mint Cucumber Gazpacho

from Culinary Herb Center Class- Summer Gazpacho

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Cantaloupe Mint Cucumber Gazpacho

Serves 6

Ingredients

4 cucumbers, peeled, deseeded and chopped fine
1 medium cantaloupe, deseeded, peeled and cut into small dice
2 bunches green onions, sliced fine
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
½ cup fresh mint, chopped fine
½ cup fresh basil chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine
2 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped fine
¼ cup champagne [...]

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Chilled Cucumber Raita with Mustard Seeds

Makes approximately 4 cups
Ingredients
2 tablespoons of canola oil
¼ teaspoon of mustard seeds
2 large cucumbers, seeded and diced
3 cups of plain yogurt (whole or reduce fat)
¼ cup of mint chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt to taste
Green chilies, optional
Directions
Heat oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and let them pop in oil for approximately a [...]

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Cucumber & Gazpacho Granita Ice Bites

Makes 20-25 bites

Ingredients

1 cucumber, sliced semi thin
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 cup chopped tomato
¼ cup white onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons salt

Directions

On a [...]

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Cucumber Feta Dill Dressing

Serve over a spring pea and radish salad

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Cucumber Infused Gin

Makes 4 cups

Ingredients

1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced
4 cups gin

Directions

Place all ingredients in a quart container and let infuse about 2 to 3 days.

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Cucumber Mint Agua Fresca (Spiked with Gin)

Makes 1 pitcher

Ingredients
1 cup Serrano simple syrup*
2 cup waters
3 cucumbers, peeled and chopped
1/2  cup lime juice
2 tablespoons mint
Zest of 2 limes
Pinch of salt
Ice
1 ½ -2 cups Farmers Organic Gin
Cucumber Slice Garnish
Minted Lime Salt Garnish ( optional)*
Directions

Place the simple syrup, cucumbers, zest, mint, water [...]

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Cucumber Mint Chili Salsa

Summertime salsas have come a long way from the tomato, onion and cilantro salsa of our past. Spicy, smooth, sweet, cool, sultry, tangy, and down right sassy; that is how we like our summer salsas.

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Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

Makes 2 cups sauce

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Detox Shots

Makes one shot
Beet Basil Shot
½ cup fresh beets, 1 cup fresh basil leaves, ¼ cup orange juice
Grapefruit Parsley & Lemon-Thyme
¼ cup grapefruit juice, ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, ½ cup fresh lemon-thyme leaves
Lemon Ginger Mint
¼ cup lemon juice, ½ inch chunk fresh ginger, ½ cup mint
Cucumber Parsley Mint
½ cucumber, ½ cup [...]

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Gazpacho Spaniard with Lemon Cucumber Garnish

Makes one cocktail

Ingredients

For the cucumber-tomato infused vodka
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 tomato cut in half
1 quart vodka
For the lemon cucumbers
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup vodka
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar
1 cucumber, sliced (skin on)
For the cocktail
Ice
2 ounces cucumber-tomato infused vodka
1 ounce dry vermouth
½ ounce pickled lemon cucumber juice

Directions

For the cucumber-tomato infused vodka
Combine [...]

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Grape Leaves

Makes 24
INGREDIENTS
2 (1 lb) jars grape leaves or pack of 12
2 carrots, peeled and grated
2 cups cooked basmati rice
¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
sautéed with onions and garlic
cooled Salt and pepper, to taste
5 scallions, roughly chopped
Yogurt Sauce, recipe below
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 450˚F. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch grape leaves for 1-2 minutes to [...]

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Green Herb Gazpacho

There is no food more reminiscent of summer, more cooling in the scorching heat, than gazpacho.  In the late summer, when local tomatoes are tasty and plentiful, it’s one of the easiest, most impressive and refreshing light meals.

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Lamb Chops with Preserved Lemon-Mint Chili Chimichurri or Cucumber Pomegranate Salsa

Serves 6

Ingredients

12 baby lamb chops, French cut and ½ inch thick
Salt
Pepper
Mint oil (½ cup extra virgin olive oil infused with ½ cup fresh mint leaves)
Chimichurri or Salsa (recipes follow)

Directions

Preheat broiler to High. Arrange the baby lamp chops on a sheet pan or in a baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and rub [...]

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Lentil and Bulgur Salad (Green Lentils)

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 clove garlic, grated on microplane
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups French green lentils, cooked and cooled
1 cup bulgur wheat, cooked and cooled
1 small red onion, chopped fine
2 stalks celery, chopped fine
½ English cucumber, seeded and chopped fine
1 (15 ounce) can chick peas, drained and rinsed
½ cup golden [...]

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Mediterranean Lentil & Bulgur Salad

Serves 4
Ingredients
1 cup lentils, cooked
1 cup cracked bulgur wheat, cooked
1 medium cucumber, peeled, deseeded and chopped medium
1 red bell pepper, chopped medium
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine
3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, chopped superfine
½ cup lemon juice
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
½ cup [...]

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Minted Cucumbers with Chili

Makes 6 Servings

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Muddled Minted Cucumber Gin

Makes 4 Drinks

These drinks are cool and refreshing and are great paired with sushi type appetizers for any happy hour occasion.

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Mutton Holler Swamp Coolers

Makes one gallon of non alcoholic mixer
Ingredients
Zest of 5 limes
Zest of 4 lemons
Juice of 10 limes
Juice of 10 lemons
2 cups mint simple syrup
1 cup cucumber puree (cucumbers pureed)
1 cup strawberry puree (strawberries pureed)
4 cups water
4 cups seltzer water
Ice
Cucumber slices, strawberry sliced, lemon slices and mint leaves
Cucumber infused gin for the alcoholic drinks (cucumber slices infused [...]

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Oven Tandoori Chicken with Cucumber Mint Chutney

Serves 4

Ingredients

8 chicken pieces, thighs, breasts, wings, drumsticks etc
Salt & pepper
1.5 ounces of Ger-Nis’ tandoori spice mix (recipe follows)
½ cup yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
¼ cup lemon juice
½ tablespoon lemon zest
½ tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Cucumber Mint Chutney (recipe follows)

Directions

Season the chicken with salt and pepper and rub a [...]

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Pickled Chili Ginger Mint Cucumbers & Red Spring Onions

Makes 2 cups

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Santorini Tzaziki

We wanted to bring you a little taste of Oia, so here are a few recipes for the wonderful Santorini foods that one can experience on the unforgettable Greek isles.

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Spring Daisy

Makes 1 drink

Ingredients

Ice
2 ounces cucumber infused gin
1 ounce strawberry rhubarb syrup
1 ounce herbal syrup (parsley mint)
1 ounce lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Lemon slices

Directions

In a shaker filled with ice, place all ingredients and shake vigorously. Pour into a low-ball glass and place a lemon slice like a lid over the drink.

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Vietnamese Summer Garden Noodle Salad

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 package buckwheat soba noodles, cooked, and rinsed cool (or Rice noodles)
1 cups napa cabbage, shredded
1 cup red cabbage, shredded
1 cups baby bok choy leaves
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 medium carrot, ribboned with a peeler
½ cucumber, peeled and chopped
½ cup daikon radish, matchsticked
7-8 shitake mushrooms, sliced
½ cup mung bean spouts
¼ [...]

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White Gazpacho

Serves 6-9
Ingredients
4 euro or hot house cucumbers, peeled and chopped
2 pounds white (green) grapes, halved
1 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cups raw almonds
1 cup Greek yogurt
Salt & pepper to taste
Directions
In a food processor, combine the cucumbers, grapes, ½ cup white balsamic vinegar, ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, almonds and yogurt [...]

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Yellow Gazpacho Cocktails with Grilled Cilantro Pesto Shrimp & Avocadoes

There is no food more reminiscent of summer, more cooling in the scorching heat, than gazpacho.  In the late summer, when local tomatoes are tasty and plentiful, it’s one of the easiest, most impressive and refreshing light meals.

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Zucchini Cakes

from Culinary Herb Center Class- A Night of Mezzes with Miriam Restaurant

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