Watermelon Vodka Cooler
4 cups frozen, cubed watermelon
1/4 cup simple syrup
1/2-3/4 cup vodka
*crushed ice if not frozen enough
Place all ingredients in blender and pulse until smoothie consistency. Add ice and pulse again of cocktail needs to be thickened. Salt rim of glasses, garnish with additional mint, and enjoy!
Watermelon & Arugula Salad
Versatile Vinaigrette (see below for recipe)
Toss salad with Vinaigrette.
Top with Feta & Enjoy!
Versatile Vinaigrette Recipe
-1 TBSP Dijon mustard
-1 minced clove of garlic
-Either 3 TBSP red wine vinegar OR 2 TBSP red wine vinegar and 1 TBSP lemon juice
-1/2 c olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a jar. Add lid and shake until combined. Store in fridge.
Watermelon & Feta Hors d’Oeuvres
-40 -50 one inch cubes of seedless watermelon
– 4 oz feta
-8 oz cream cheese
– 2 T olive oil
– fresh mint
– balsamic vinegar (reduce slightly if runny, we want this thick)
Cube melon. Combine feta and cream cheese in food processor until smooth. Combine mint with olive oil and emulsify. Place cheese mixture in a pastry bag and pipe a dollop on each cube. Drizzle with mint oil and balsamic. Enjoy!
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