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Watermelon, Mint and Feta Salad

1 Watermelon, Cut into small 2 inch cubes 1.5 cups Cucumber Cut into small 1 inch cubes 1/2 cup Onion Chopped into thin slices 12 Mint leaves Fresh, Roughly chopped 12 Basil leaves Fresh, Roughly chopped …

Arugula and Roasted Chickpea Salad with Feta

1 12-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed, drained, divided 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon (or more) fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons dried mint 1 teaspoon…

Thai Chicken Iceberg Lettuce Salad Cups

Thai Chicken Iceberg Lettuce Salad Cups 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 teaspoon hot chili sauce with garlic 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil or olive oil 1 pound ground…

Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry Salsa 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries 1/2 cup chopped peeled kiwifruit 1/2 cup chopped cucumber 1/2 cup chopped red onion 2 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeno pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or mint …

Roasted Beets with Cumin, Lime and Mint

Roasted Beets with Cumin, Lime and Mint Beets 8 medium beets (2 pounds without greens) Olive oil Dressing 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 3/4 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons…

Mint Drinks

  Mint Water A pitcher of water with a large bunch of fresh mint inside, chilled and cold from the fridge. The water has a faint sweetness from the mint; it tastes like how a garden smells. Mint Limeade Combine mint, honey,…

Roasted Delicata Squash with Quinoa, Apple and Spinach or Arugula

Roasted Delicata Squash with Quinoa, Apple and Spinach or Arugula 2 Delicata squash (about 1 pound each), halved lengthwise and seeded 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 cup quinoa 2 tablespoons…

Corn and Zucchini Salad with Scallions or Chives

Corn and  Zucchini Salad with Scallions or Chives 2 small zucchinis, diced Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 4 ears sweet corn, kernels shaved off 1 cup minced chives or scallions …

Greek Pasta Salad wit Grape Tomatoes and Bell Peppers

Greek Pasta Salad with Grape Tomatoes and Bell Peppers 5 ounces dried conchiglie pasta (2-1/2 cups) 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise 1/2 seedless cucumber, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch pieces 1 yellow or red…

Watermelon (Vodka) Lemonade

Watermelon (Vodka) Lemonade 2 lemons, quartered 1 cup fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar 1/2 medium seedless watermelon (about 9 pounds), rind removed, flesh cut into chunks 1 cup vodka (optional) Squeeze…

Crispy Potato Salad with Chiles, Celery and Peanuts

Crispy Potato Salad with Chiles, Celery and Peanuts 2 pounds’ golden potatoes, cut into ½ inch squares Kosher salt 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 red chiles (such as serrano or Holland), thinly sliced garlic clove, finely…

Dry Cucumber Cooler Cocktail

Dry Cucumber Cooler Cocktail 6 ounces’ gin 2 wedges of lime 1 can of Dry Cucumber Soda or other cucumber soda 4 cucumber thin slices, sliced from the cucumber lengthwise and as thin as possible 2 to 4 fresh mint leaves In…