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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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