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Recipe: Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

This is one salad that’s perfect for Summer. It’s also full of healthy ingredients and won’t blow your daily calorie intake.

This Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad is perfect for picnics, backyard barbecues and even a weeknight dinner. It has a nice crunch and even better taste. Plus, no cooking required!

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups watermelon, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cucumber, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • Watermelon Salad

    Watermelon is the quintessential fruit of Summer.

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 2 TBSP freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3 TBSP white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Cut up all the fruit and herbs and mix in a large bowl.
  2. Add in feta cheese, salt, pepper and vinegar then toss well to mix.
  3. Serve and enjoy.
Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

Watermelon and cucumber complement each other well.

That’s it. Super simple, right? If virtually impossible to mess up.

You can play around with the amount of herbs, salt, pepper and vinegar to add based on your taste preferences. I’ve found it doesn’t keep too well so I would eat it within two days of making. Otherwise, it gets a little soggy. It’s so good it’ll probably be gone in one sitting anyway.

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Posted by on June 5, 2012 in Appetizers, Cookin', Recipes

 

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Recipe: Whole Wheat Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Milk and Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

What Santa Really Wants for Christmas

Mint and chocolate make an awesome team. Probably only second to chocolate and peanut butter in my book. These Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with whole wheat flour. Trust me when I tell you, you won’t miss the white flour.

The green mint chips pack a lot of minty flavor, but it’s balanced out well by the semisweet chocolate morsels. I happened to find the mint chips at World Market by accident, but I’m sure chopped Andes Mints will work just fine.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

    Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mint chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk or mix together the eggs, butter, sugars and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the flour mixture into the butter mixture in two batches, adding in the milk between batches.
  5. Whole Wheat Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Whole Wheat Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  6. Use a flat wooden spoon to work in the mint and chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop the batter onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheet in about 1-inch rounds. Pat down gently then bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove cookies from oven to cool for approximately 3 minutes. Serve.

You can make the batter in advance and store in the refrigerator for up to two days before baking. Just make sure to wrap it in parchment paper so it doesn’t dry out.

Even though I’m not a big chocolate fan, these cookies are great for the holidays and the green in the mint chips give them a nice pop of color. If mint’s not your thing, you can substitute any flavor of chip you can get your hands on. I’m thinking peanut butter chips would go well with this batter.

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2011 in Cookin', Desserts, Recipes

 

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