Monthly Archives: July 2012

Watermelon & Arugula Salad

  • Watermelon Arugula Salad-July 20121 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 6 cups arugula
  • 1/3 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste (optional)

Whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, and table salt in a large bowl, then add oil in a slow stream, whisking until emulsified. Add watermelon and arugula and toss to coat; sprinkle with cheese, pepper and sea salt. Serves 4-6.

Peach Smoothie

  • PeachSmoothie-Jul20121/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh peeled and sliced peaches
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or partially frozen)
  • 1 1/2 cups ice chips

Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with fruit. Serves 2.

Chilled Corn Salad

  • ChilledCornSalad-Jul20126 ears fresh corn
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Parsley for garnish

Husk corn. In a large pot, place 2 tablespoons salt and fill with enough water to cover the corn. Bring to a boil; add corn and cook 4 minutes. Remove corn and place in a large bowl of ice water. When cool, cut off the kernels and place them in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; toss and garnish with parsley. Serves 6-8.