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Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad with Fresh Cilantro

Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad with Fresh Cilantro ¼ c. fresh lime juice salt and pepper 1 large cucumber 2 ripe cantaloupes 3 green onions ½ c. loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves In large bowl, whisk lime juice, 1/4…

Cantaloupe Ideas

Cantaloupe Ideas Purée chilled cantaloupe chunks with vanilla yogurt and cashew or almond butter for a breakfast smoothie or snack. Fill half a small cantaloupe with cottage cheese or ricotta cheese, sprinkle with granola, and eat immediately. …

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…

Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Basil Oil

Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Basil Oil For the basil oil 2 cups fresh basil, plus more for garnish 1 1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil For the salad 6 cups cold cubed watermelon (from about 4 1/2 pounds watermelon), rind…

Pickled Jalapenos

Pickled Jalapenos 15 large Jalapenos, stems trimmed {discarded} and sliced 2 Garlic Cloves, smashed and peeled 1 cup Distilled White Vinegar 1 cup Filtered Water 4 tablespoons Sugar 2 tablespoons Kosher Salt In a medium…

Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers 12 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon bacon bits 12 ounces jalapeno peppers, seeded and halved 1 cup milk 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup dry bread crumbs …

Paprika Oven Fries

Paprika Oven Fries 3 large potatoes (2 1/2 pounds) 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons paprika Coarse salt and ground pepper Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut potatoes into 1-inch-wide wedges. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet;…

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Butter

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Butter 1 small spaghetti squash (about 3-4 pounds) 2 tablespoons butter 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1/4 cup finely minced parsley (or basil) 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1/4 cup…

Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs

Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs 1 spaghetti squash (about 3 pounds), halved lengthwise Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves,…

Cucumber, Tomato, Quinoa and Feta Salad

Cucumber, Tomato, Quinoa and Feta Salad 1/2 cup quinoa 1/4 cup feta, crumbled 1/2 cucumber, chopped 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 2 green onions, green and white parts chopped 1/2 pint of cherry tomatoes, sliced, or 2-3…

Avocado and Shrimp Chopped Cabbage Salad

Avocado and Shrimp Chopped Cabbage Salad 5 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil or extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon chopped fresh…

Tomato, Cucumber and Quinoa Salad

Tomato, Cucumber and Quinoa Salad ½ cup quinoa 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar kosher salt and black pepper ½ pound tomatoes, cut up 1/2  cucumber, sliced 4 cups baby arugula…