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  1. Watermelon Salad with Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Basil

    August 4, 2012 by betsy

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    First off let me say that it was hard to find a watermelon salad recipe that didn’t call for mint or feta.  Not that I don’t like these ingredients, but I wanted to try something different.  Well, this salad turned out fantastic.  The Husband and I are big fans of goat cheese, so we’ll pretty much eat anything that involves this ingredient though.  The sweet tang of the goat cheese was a great match for the sweetness of the watermelon.  This salad is full of seasonal ingredients, and it will make a great addition to any summer meal!  We paired it with some steaks from the grill for dinner and it was great.  And a side note – you could substitute feta and mint for the goat cheese and basil if you prefer.

    Watermelon Salad with Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Basil, adapted from Whole Foods

    Serves 4

    • 2 - 3 cups watermelon in bite-sized chunks, seeds removed
    • 2 small ripe tomatoes, quartered
    • 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled
    • 2 tablespoons prepared balsamic vinaigrette dressing (I like Newman’s light balsamic vinaigrette)
    • 2 – 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

    On a large platter or individual plates, arrange watermelon, tomatoes and goat cheese. Drizzle with vinaigrette and top with basil.


  2. August is Watermelon Month!

    August 2, 2012 by betsy

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    I know I probably say this every year, but I can’t believe it’s August already!  July is a month that always seems to fly by for me with the 4th and a vacation usually thrown into that month, I guess it’s no surprise.  This August we’ll be using watermelon as our featured ingredient.  This works out great for me, as watermelon has been one of my main pregnancy cravings!  I’ve been going through about one per week all summer.  And even though I’m not sick of it yet, I’m looking forward to using it in some recipes instead of just eating it plain.

    There are a lot of recipes out there, both sweet and savory, so don’t be afraid to try something new.  Those tomato and watermelon salads are actually good!  Betsy and I are looking forward to seeing your watermelon recipes on our link page here.  But we’ve also got last year’s corn and peach link parties live!  So feel free to visit and share some recipes of your own or just browse around for some ideas.