Refreshing Recipes

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Powerful spinach salad loaded with healthy berries

Ingredients
10 cups spinach
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1 apple, chopped
1 cup pecans (candied taste best)
1/4 cup feta cheese (crumbled) Homemade poppy and pumpkin seed dressing:
5.3-oz. container of berry yogurt
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2-3 tablespoons milk
2-3 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds (unsalted)

Directions
• Wisk together everything but the poppy seeds
• Stir in seeds at the very end
• Refrigerate before using
• This stays very fresh tasting for 1 week.


Watermelon gazpacho
Courtesy of Mountain View Brasserie
Chef Max Suhner
10697 Route 32 • Greenville, NY • 518.966.5522 • mountainviewbrasserie.com

Ingredients
30-ounce can plum tomatoes
2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1 English cucumber – peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sherry (optional)
1 small jalapeno pepper – chopped
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro – chopped
¼ cup diced watermelon,
¼ cup diced cucumber or chopped chives

Directions
• Put all ingredients in a tall container and blend with a hand blender.
• Chill for 1 hour.
• Makes eight 6-ounce servings.
• Garnish each serving with diced watermelon, cucumber, or chives.


Have you ever made flavored lemonade? Try these and see what refreshing really tastes like!

Watermelon lemonade
Ingredients
4 cups watermelon, chopped
1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
6 cups cold water or combination of 5 cups water and ice cubes in a pitcher

Directions
• Blend together the fruit and lemon juice in blender until very smooth
• Pour into large pitcher, add sugar and cold water and stir well

Blueberry lemonade
Ingredients
4 cups pureed blueberries
1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
6 cups cold water or combination of 5 cups water and ice cubes in a pitcher

Directions
• Blend together the fruit and lemon juice in blender until very smooth
• Pour into large pitcher, add sugar and cold water and stir well


 

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