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Sunday
Jun052011

Pretty In Pink

In keeping with a John Hughes theme--see Breakfast Club post--I give you this recipe for a chopped salad that the red beets took over with their aggressive coloring.  Actually I thought it was really kind of pretty, and the varying shades of pink to red made it difficult for Sophie to pick out the offensive veggies (beets).  I rarely use bottled dressing, but John the Greek is a huge exception.  It is bottled locally, and the BEST Greek salad dressing I have ever had.  You can buy it on Amazon if you don't live in the area--12 bottles for ~$72.00--you could always go in with a few friends..you won't regret it.

Pretty in Pink Salad

2 roasted beets, cooled and cubed into 1/4"dice--if you use golden beets you will not be able to call this pretty in pink salad--I used one of each

1 medium cucumber--peeled and seeded, cut into 1/4" dice

1 cup diced watermelon

3 ounces ricotta salata cheese, diced (you could also use feta)

1/4 cup John the Greek salad dressing

Combine fruits and vegetables. Toss gently with dressing.  Chill and serve.

Thursday
May192011

the heat is on

After a brief respite from the heat, it's back up to 94% humidity this morning.  Nothing like some watermelon agua fresca to cool things off.  This is a great way to use up that half a watermelon hogging up the fridge space you could be using for beer.

one half seedless watermelon--scoop out flesh

blend.  you might to have to add a little water or lime juice to get things going.  I added a little rose water and lime but feel free to experiment.  You could then strain and serve over ice or top with sparkling water like Maddy did.