Monday, July 29, 2013

Summery Fruit Ideas

With summer in full swing, we can all use some quick recipes to beat the heat.   I asked the LDW ladies for their favorite refreshing recipes including summery fruit. Turns out watermelon is of course a favorite:

  • Watermelon with chili, salt, lime
  • Watermelon, Korean style:
    • Cubed or balled watermelon
    • I sometimes add other fruit but not necessary
    • Ice cubes
    • Sprite
    • Splenda/sugar to taste
      • Put watermelon in bowls, add ice to make it super chilly and pour sprite over! Serve in bowls and eat with a spoon! (My kids love this in their "straw cereal bowls"). This is the first thing I ate in Korea my first trip - it's one way they cool off in the hot, humid summers.
  •  Watermelon salad with avacado, mint and feta:
  • Cut watermelon into slices and then use a star cookie cutter to cut it out. Put in a bowl with blueberries.
  • Peach cut up swimming in rosé wine w sugar poured in.
  • Grilled Peaches: Preheat the grill. While it heats, cut peaches in half, pit them and scoop out some extra peach. Brush the cut half with oil and place that side down in the grill. Give them 3-4 minutes at least - but you really want to wait  until they're soft. Bring them inside and fill the hollow with vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel.
  • Mango puree folded into cool whip. topped with chopped mango = awesomeness.
  • Fruit  infused water yesterday with oranges, strawberries, and basil.
  • Fruit salsa, I use mini vanilla wafers as the "chip"
  • Cilantro, tomato, avocado black bean salad with corn and lime I throw in sea salt and some green chilli
  • Frozen Grapes
  • Sprinkle fresh pineapple slices with cinnamon and grill. Soak in Coconut Milk before grilling for an extra treat.