Happy Labor Day. I wanted to share a couple things I made this weekend with the CSA bounty we got last week.
My favorite thing to do with watermelons is to juice them and make cocktails. Last year I posted a watermelon margarita recipe. This year Moscow Mules are all the rage so yesterday we had Water-mules.
I extracted the juice the same way I did when making the watermelon margarita and used the below proportions and directions for the drink;
- 1/4 cup watermelon juice/pulp
- 1 1/2 Ounces vodka
- squeeze of lime
- 4 Ounces ginger beer
- watermelon wedge and mint leaves (for garnish)
- ice cubes
Place the above in a (preferably a copper mug) glass, mix and enjoy
I also made a nice tomato and corn salad.
I had everything except the basil and parsley from my CSA share, and I had the basil and parsley in my garden.
I cut up two tomatoes and a few cherry tomatoes I had lurking on the counter, a red onion, and an ear of corn. That is raw corn. I just cut it off the cob and added handful of basil and parsley.
I dressed that with some red wine vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper and tossed it. There was so much juice from the tomatoes after I tossed it I thought; I need something to soak that up with. So I threw some croutons in the bottom of the serving bowl I was going to use and dumped the tossed vegetables on top of them. When you scooped up the salad the soaked croutons were an unexpected bonus!
And that was it. I think this could have been really good with some cheese on it, but we were having pizza so I opted out of any more cheese with the meal. You might want to add some mozzarella or feta though.
What’s not to love there?
The croutons were leftover from a tomato and bread salad I posted on last year. I made this night before. One of my favorite salads.
Yum and yay for fresh tomatoes!
Have a great week.