Watermelon Mojito

    Sweet juicy watermelon, tangy lime and garden fresh mint create the perfect blend for sipping on the deck!

    Ingredients

    • 1 Lime juice
    • 2 chunks Watermelon
    • 2 tsp Watermelon Vinegar
    • 2 oz White rum
    • Ginger Ale or Seltzer Water
    • Ice

    Directions

    1. Muddle watermelon chunks.
    2. Add mint and muddle to release the flavors of the mint.
    3. Add remaining ingredients.  Fill the glass with ice. Top with soda.
    4. Garnish with additional lime, mint and watermelon slices.

    Key Lime Martini

    Watch Out!!!
    This Key Lime Pie Martini is delightful!

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Fill a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice cubes.
    2. Add Key Lime vinegar, Vodka, Coconut Cream, Heavy Cream, and Pineapple Juice to cocktail shaker and shake to combine all ingredients.
    3. Rub rim of martini glass with lime and dip onto a plate with sugar.
    4. Garnish with a slice of lime.

    Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

    This summer cocktail is the perfect balance of tart and sweet and can also easily be made into a blueberry lemonade mocktail!
    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine lemonade, water, blueberry vinegar, and vodka. Shake well.

    2. Pour cocktail into two glasses filled with ice. Garnish with additional blueberries and a lemon wedge.

    Watermelon and Feta Salad with Basil Strawberry Vinaigrette

    Summer isn't summer without watermelon!  This is a simple and cool salad to take to your next party!

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Place the watermelon, feta, mint in a bowl and toss gently.
    2. In a small bowl mix the olive oil, vinegar, honey and a pinch of salt.
    3. Drizzle on the salad and mix.
    4. Sprinkle with Everything Bagel Seasoning.
    5. Cover and let it sit in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.

    Thank you Elena Paravantes RDN of Olive Tomato for photo and modified recipe.

    Greek Potato Salad

    Summer is potato salad season, what with the heat, barbecues and picnics, it’s an ideal side dish.

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound small potatoes
    • 10 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
    • 1 medium cucumber sliced
    • 1 cup chopped parsley
    • 1 small chopped onion
    • 1 tablespoon capers
    • Smoky Citrus Salt to taste
    For the dressing

    Directions

    1. Wash potatoes. Place in a pot with cold water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until potatoes are fairy easy to pierce. Strain in a colander. Let them cool off and then slice them (skin will come off easily). Place in a large bowl and set aside.
    2. Make the dressing by whisking in the oil with  the vinegar and at the end add the yogurt,mixing until smooth.
    3. Add the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, chopped parsley and onion to the potatoes and gently mix. Add the dressing and mix, making sure all the ingredients are covered with the dressing.
    4. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
    5. Before serving sprinkle with the capers.
    6. Add Smoky Citrus salt as needed.

    Thank you to Elena Paravantes RDN,Olive Tomato Blog for recipe and photo.

    Caprese Stuffled Grilled Portobellos

    These mushrooms are so filling and perfect to have as a main dish, but you could easily serve them as an appetizer or side! 
     
    Ingredients

    Directions

    1.  Preheat oven to grill/broil settings on high heat. Arrange oven shelf to the middle of your oven.
    2. Brush the bottoms of each mushroom with oil and place them, oil side down, on a baking tray.
    3. Flip and brush any remaining oil over the insides of each cap.
    4. Fill each mushroom with the mozzarella slices and tomatoes, and grill/broil until cheese has melted and golden in color (about 8 minutes).
    5. To serve, top with the basil, drizzle with the vinegar and sprinkle with salt to taste.

    Thank you and modified from blog Cafe Delites.

    Burger Blast Burgers

    Nothing beats a simple burger!

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Heat grill to med high heat.
    2. Form 6 equal size burger patties about 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick.
    3. Generously coat the burgers with the Burger Blast Seasoning.
    4. If you have time, put the burgers in the freezer for about 20 minutes - this will help them keep their shape on the grill.
    5. Place the burgers on the grill and cook thoroughly, about 4-5 minutes on each side.
    6. Serve burger on bun with lettuce tomatoes and Dill Pickle mustard.
    7. Enjoy.

    Greek Avocado and Orange Salad

    Plenty of the good monounsaturated fats from the olive oil and avocado, vitamin C from the orange and of course fiber.

    Ingredients

    Instructions
    1. Make the dressing by mixing olive oil, vinegar, cumin, salt and pepper in a small jar or bowl.
    2. Peel and cut avocado and orange. Place in a bowl and mix carefully so as to not mash the avocado.
    3. Pour the dressing over the salad and blend gently.

    Thank you to Olive Tomato for recipe and photo.

    Strawberry and Feta Grilled Cheese

    Feta is tangy and tasty so you do not need that much and is great with the strawberries.
    This is a great alternative to a classic grilled cheese plus you get extra nutrients such as vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber.
    Ingredients

    Directions
    1. Brush each slice of bread with the olive oil
    2. Sprinkle a few drops of balsamic vinegar on each slice of bread.
    3. Layer the feta on one slice of bread and over the strawberries.
    4. Close the sandwich and grill on a pan under low to moderate heat.
    5. Grill each side until golden.
    6. Serve this with a small salad for a filling lunch.

    Modified from the Olive Tomato Blog.  Photo from Olive Tomato Blog. Wonderful Mediterranean recipes!

    Mango Margarita On The Rocks

    Fun, cool and refreshing!
    Add our Jalapeno salt to the rim for a nice kick!
     
    Ingredients
    • 3 Tbsp Seltzer water
    • 3 Tbsp White Tequila
    • 1 Tbsp Mango Pulp Vinegar
    • 1 Tsp agave syrup
    • Garnish with wedge of mango
    • Dust rim with Jalapeno Salt
    •  Ice cubes
    Directions
    1. Combine water, tequila, vinegar, and syrup in cocktail mixer and shake.
    2. Serve over ice and garnish.