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Easy Watermelon Sorbet

Easy Watermelon SorbetIngredients:½ Watermelon (cut into small chunks and frozen)½ cup WaterInstructions:1. Add the frozen watermelon chunks to the food processor or blender2. Mix until smooth and sorbet texture (you might need to stop it and scrape it down a few times)3. Scoop and enjoy!

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon GazpachoInstructions:1 cucumber, peeled & seeded, roughly chopped, plus ¼ cup small dice for garnish 1 red bell pepper, seeded & roughly chopped, plus ¼ cup small dice for garnish ½ shallot, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oilAbout 10 mint leaves, torn 2 cups seedless watermelon, pureed & strained, plus ¼ cup small dice for garnish Juice of […]

Open Face Watermelon Sandwiches

Open Face Watermelon SandwichesIngredients:1/4 medium-sized Florida watermelon, seeds and rind removed1 handful fresh Florida mint leaves, chopped8 ounces goat cheese1/2 loaf of your favorite crusty bread, sliced thinOlive oilKosher salt and fresh ground pepper to tasteInstructions:1. Crumble chilled goat cheese into a small bowl. Lightly mix cheese and chopped mint. Taste for seasoning and adjust […]

Watermelon and Feta Salad

Watermelon and Feta SaladIngredients:WatermelonFeta cheeseA sprig of fresh mints, optionalFreshly ground black pepperOlive oilInstructions:1. Cut watermelon into bite size and place it in a large bowl. Crumble feta cheese and add it to the bowl, scatter fresh mints on top, season with freshly ground black pepper, then lightly drizzle olive oil. Serve

Watermelon-Lemonade Spritzer

Watermelon-Lemonade SpritzerIngredients:1 (6-pound) seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch chunks (about 8 cups)1 can (12 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate1 can (12 oz) pink lemonade concentrateChilled seltzer/club sodaLimes for garnishInstructions:1. Puree watermelon, in batches, in blender until smooth. Pour into a 2-quart pitcher. Stir in lemonade concentrates until completely melted. Cover; refrigerate overnight.2. When ready to serve, […]

Tomatillo-Watermelon Salad

Tomatillo-Watermelon SaladIngredients:4 cups 1-inch cubes seedless watermelon2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and cut into 1-inch pieces4 tomatillos, husked and thinly sliced1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced1 cup crumbled queso fresco (4 ounces)1/4 cup olive oil3 tablespoons lime juice2 tablespoons sherry vinegar1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh jalapeno chile pepper*1 teaspoon sugar1 teaspoon snipped fresh mint1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground coriander2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro2 tablespoons snipped fresh chivesIngredients:1.In an extra large bowl combine watermelon, avocados, […]

Watermelon-Cucumber Cooler

Watermelon-Cucumber CoolerIngredients:5 cups cubed seedles watermelon (about 1 1/2 pounds)1 large English cuccumber, peeled and cut into chunks1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)2 tablespoons honey2/3 cup vodkaIceCucumber slices, for garnishInstructions:1. Set a large fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl or pitcher. In a food processor or blender, puree watermelon. Pour watermelon puree through […]

Honeydew, Cucumber and Mint Mojito

Honeydew, Cucumber and Mint MojitoIngredients:1/4 lime wedge2 sprigs fresh mintcucumber slices2 teaspoons superfine sugar1 cup crushed ice3/4 cup fresh honeydew melon juice ((from half of a melon)Club soda, ginger ale, fresca, or Sprite1 Tbsp rum (optional)Cucumber skin for garnishInstructions:1. Place lime, mint cucumber slices, and sugar in a tumbler or highball glass and muddle.2. Add […]

Kale Me Maybe Smoothie

Kale Me Maybe SmoothieIngredients:1 large kale leaf (sans back spine)6 oz. fresh-squeezed orange juice1 slice of honeydew melon1/2 oz. lavender syrup1 squeeze of lemon juice2-3 fresh sage leaves1 cup of vanilla or plain Greek yogurt2 Tbsp. clover honey 1. Tbsp. fresh ginger root1 dried figPinch of garam masalaInstructions:1. Place all ingredients in food processor, blend until […]

Honey Dew and Yellow Pepper Salsa

Honey Dew and Yellow Pepper SalsaIngredients:1/2 a honey dew melon1 yellow pepper1/2 medium sized onion1 jalapeno2 tbsp of good quality olive oil1 tsp saltInstructions:1. Clean all the fruits and veggies.2. Cut the melon in half and remove the seeds.3. Chop into small pieces. Remove the seeds from the yellow pepper and the jalapeno.4. Finely chop […]