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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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