2nd Ave Cocktail #2

INGREDIENTS 4 wheels of cucumber, 1 reserved for garnish 2 sprigs of dill ¾ oz honey syrup ¾ oz fresh lime juice 2½ oz gin PREPARATION In a mixing glass, muddle the cucumber and dill with honey syrup. Next, add lime juice and gin and shake vigorously. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a […]

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Apéritif de Lillet Cannelle Basilic

Makes 1 cocktail Ingredients 1 ounce cucumber infused gin 2 ounces lillet blanc ½ ounce blood orange juice ½ ounce cinnamon basil syrup Garnish with cucumbers marinated in cinnamon basil and lillet blanc Cinnamon basil leaves for garnish Directions In a shaker filled with ice, combine gin, lillet, blood orange juice and cinamon basil syrup. […]

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Arabic Salad

Serves 6 The secret to success of this classic Middle Eastern recipe is small/tiny uniform pieces. They catch the flavors better and ensure the exceptional fresh taste with the prefect ratio of flavors! Each region has their own variation of this recipe, my favorite is probably the Lebanese version which is very herbaceous. Ingredients 4 […]

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Cauliflower Tabouli with Lemon Olive Oil Dressing

Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower, cut up in pieces ¼ cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons of olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely diced ¼ cup red onion, finely diced 1 cup cucumbers, seeded and diced ¼ cup hemp seeds 2 bunches of flat parsley, finely chopped 1 handful of […]

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Cilantro Lime Mango Gazpacho

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 medium mangoes, peeled, pitted and diced small 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 3 large cucumbers, peeled, deseeded and chopped fine 1 red onion, chopped fine 3 cloves of garlic, chopped fine 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and chopped fine ¼ cup rice wine vinegar ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine […]

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Cucumber and Onion Salad

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 long regular or English cucumbers 2 Vidalia or other sweet onions 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar A pinch of fresh black pepper or crushed red pepper ¼ cup chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, mint, basil, or tarragon DIRECTIONS Slice the cucumbers and onions as thin […]

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Cucumber Raita

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 2¼ cups plain yogurt 1 large cucumber, peeled and shredded 1 fresh hot green chile, seeded and finely chopped ½ teaspoon ground toasted cumin ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon salt, to taste DIRECTIONS Whisk the yogurt in a bowl until smooth and lightened. Add the shredded cucumber, green chile, […]

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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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Grilled Chicken Pillards with Cucumber and Melon Herb Salsa

Serves 6 Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, boneless, skinless Salt/pepper 1 teaspoon lime zest Juice of 1 lime 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons almond oil 1 tablespoon agave nectar 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine ½ medium […]

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Herbed Garlic Pita Toasts with Minty Cucumber and Yogurt

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Pita 4 pita rounds, each cut into 8 triangles 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine Salt For Dip 1 large cucumber, peeled, cut in half, seeded, grated, and strained 2 cups Greek […]

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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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Pickled Ginger Red Onion Cucumbers

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup water 1 cup rice wine vinegar, flavored with ginger if you can find ¼ cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup chopped fresh mint 1 large euro cucumber washed & sliced thin (peels on) 2 cayenne or red chili peppers sliced thinly, seeds removed (Serrano chili’s can be substituted) […]

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Roasted Lamb with Eggplant, Cucumbers, Mint, Anchovy, and Yogurt

INGREDIENTS 1 cup yogurt Lemon juice, to taste Olive oil 2 cucumbers, peeled and finely chopped ½ cup mint leaves 2 large eggplant, diced and salted 2 anchovy fillets, finely chopped ½ teaspoon chili flakes 5 cloves garlic, only 1 clove finely chopped 1 lb. lamb loin salt and pepper, to taste 1 large sprig […]

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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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Santorini Tzaziki

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 medium sized cucumber, peeled out but not deseeded and chopped fine 1 cup Greek Yogurt 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ cup fresh dill, chopped ½ cup fresh mint, chopped Juice of 2 lemons Salt and pepper Directions In a small bowl mix together the cucumber and yogurt until combined. […]

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Tamarind Beef Satay with Hot & Cold Cucumber Mint Sauce

Serves 6 Ingredients 1½ pounds beef, hanger of flank steak preffered, cut into strips and pound thin Wooden Skewers, pre-soaked 2 tablespoons tamarind paste 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 3 cloves of garlic, grated 1 shallot, chopped fine Zest of 1 lime Juice of 3 limes 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon sambal Hot & […]

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Thai Cucumber Salad with Roasted Peanuts

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 english cucumbers, peeled and chopped fine 1 clove garlic, chopped fine 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 red chili, chopped fine ½ cups fresh mint, chopped Juice of 2 limes 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 tablespoon rice […]

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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

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 15 medium yellow tomatoes cut into little pieces, making sure to retain liquid 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped 2 medium cucumbers, peeled ¼ cup olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped 1 teaspoon cracked pepper 1 medium red onion, finely chopped 15 shrimp, […]

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