Cucumber Watermelon Summer Salad

Don't you just love summer produce? Me too.

Cucumber Watermelon Summer Salad

1 chopped watermelon

2 diced cucumbers

2 kale leafs, chopped (stem removed)

1 scallion, minced

5 mint leaves, minced

Juice from one small lemon 

Method:

Combine everything, top with the lemon, consume ;)

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Great appetizer! Love, love, love.

Enjoy ;)

-AEB

Kale Apple Slaw

Woohoo! My love for kale continues to prevail! :)

This salad was super tasty. You could add in protein with pumpkin or sunflower seeds or some lean meat but I left mine without this time.

Mmm. Fresh and delicious. I say that a lot, I know. But it was.

Kale Apple Slaw

2 cups shredded kale
1/4 cup green apple, thinly sliced
1/4 cup purple grapes, chopped
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1 tsp minced scallion

Dressing:

2 tbls extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp stone-ground Dijon mustard
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbls water
Splash of lemon juice
Sprinkle of poppy seeds

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Yum!

Enjoy ;)

Carrot Gazpacho

I simply love researching and thinking for hours about the flavors, consistency and textures of ingredients to make a perfect recipe. If you have been reading my blog, you know that I rarely do come up with the perfect recipe. Sometimes close. Sometimes way off.

This time was quite close to perfect. Though, knowing myself, I'm sure I will make it slightly different next time. I usually have too much fun experimenting to do the same recipe twice ;)

Carrot Gazpacho

4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 radish, peeled and sliced
1 tbl shallot
2 tbls extra virgin olive oil
2 tbls apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup water
8 mint leaves (stems removed)

 

Method:

As with most recipes involving a food processor, there really isn't a method. But here is what I did: pulse the carrots, radish, shallot and olive oil. Then add in the apple cider, water and mint and blend all ingredients until well combined.

Serves 2-4 people.

This will keep well in the refrigerator for about 72 hours.

Enjoy ;)

-AEB