Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Serves 4
Ingredients
8-12 heirloom tomatoes, various varieties
8-12 pieces seedless watermelon sliced ½ inch thick and in wedges
2 cups feta cheese, sliced in sticks or wedges
12 fresh basil leaves, chifonade
White balsamic vinaigrette (recipe follows)
Baby arugula (garnish)
Directions
On individual serving plates create a stacked salad using the heirloom tomatoes, watermelon and feta. Sprinkle basil chifonade all over and [...]

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Indian Spiced Watermelon Rind Chutney

Herbs and melons have unique pairing potential due to their extremely complex flavors.  With the addition of herbs, the melon flavor tends to deepen and create a heightened complexity and sweetness in their taste.  With a smorgasbord of possibilities, herbs and melons offer us a beautiful pairing for summer’s hottest days.  Experiment with the many different varieties available and fine tune the recipes to your specific taste profile. This lovely pairing is sure to make your summertime dining a truly decadent experience!

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Lemonades – Creative Ideas

Here’s your chance to get creative.
Blueberry Lemon Sparkle
Just add mashed blueberries to sparkling lemonade recipe
Raspberry Mint Lemon Sparkle
Just add mashed raspberries and chopped mint to sparkling lemonade recipe
Tropical Mango Limeade
Just add pureed mango to limeade recipe
Waterme-lemonade
Just add pureed watermelon to lemonade recipe
Blackberry Fizz Lemonade
Just add mashed blackberries to sparkling lemonade recipe
Ginger Grapefruit-ade
Substitute 1 cup of [...]

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Watermelon Agua Fresca Slushy (Spiked with Tequila)

Makes 1 pitcher
1 ½ cup  jalapeño Infused Tequila*
1/2  cup  Sweet Cilantro Syrup*
2 cups  frozen watermelon chunks
1 cup water
½  cup fresh lime juice
Sugared Jalapenos*
Place all the  ingredients except the Sugared Jalapenos in a blender and blend until smooth and slushy.  Pour into a glass and garnish with a Sugared Jalapeno
*Jalapeño Infused [...]

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Watermelon Lime & Mint Granita

Makes 3 cups
Ingredients
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
½ cup fresh mint leaves
Juice and zest of 2 limes
2 cups watermelon
Directions
In a blender place all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a low metal dish with sides and freeze. After the first hour, using a fork, scrape puree every 20-30 minutes while it freezes. This should [...]

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Watermelon Mint Lime Cubes

Serves 6
Ingredients
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 2 limes
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped fine
½ cup raw sugar or regular sugar
2 cups watermelon cubed into ½ inch cubes
Directions
In a mixing bowl combine the lime zest, mint, lime juice, and sugar and whisk until all sugar is incorporated. Place the watermelon cubes in a large bowl and [...]

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Watermelon Mint Ricotta Salata

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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Watermelon Red Basil Granita

All over the world one of the greatest pleasures we share is a mutual love for ice cream, granitas and sorbets. We all crave frozen treats as soon as the weather gets warm and even without the warm weather sometimes!

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Watermelon Rind Pickles

Makes a large batch of pickles
Ingredients
Seedless red watermelon rind with a touch of red flesh left on (entire watermelon)
1 cup salt
1 teaspoon alum powder (pickling preservative for crispness/totally optional)
1 quart cold water
3 cups white distilled vinegar
2 cinnamon sticks
15 cloves
3 cups sugar
Directions
In a large mixing bowl combine the salt and cold water and mix or whisk [...]

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Watermelon Singe

1.5  ounces Jalapeño Infused Tequila*
.75  ounce Sweet Cilantro Syrup*
1 ounce  ounces watermelon agua fresca*
.5 ounces fresh lime juice
Watermelon Slices (thin and round)
Sugared Jalapenos*
Place all the ingredients except the watermelon slices and sugared jalapenos in a shaker filled with ice and shake.  Strain into a coupe or martini style glass. Garnish [...]

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Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad

Herbs and melons have unique pairing potential due to their extremely complex flavors.  With the addition of herbs, the melon flavor tends to deepen and create a heightened complexity and sweetness in their taste.  With a smorgasbord of possibilities, herbs and melons offer us a beautiful pairing for summer’s hottest days.  Experiment with the many different varieties available and fine tune the recipes to your specific taste profile. This lovely pairing is sure to make your summertime dining a truly decadent experience!

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