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CRL Recipes Series: Spinach Salad, Watermelon Gazpacho and Two Kinds of Lemonade

CRL offers up delicious summer recipes you can make in the comfort of your Capital Region home.

Powerful spinach salad loaded with healthy berries

Ingredients
10 cups spinach
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1 apple, chopped
1 cup pecans (candied taste best)
1/4 cup feta cheese (crumbled) Homemade poppy and pumpkin seed dressing:
5.3-oz. container of berry yogurt
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2-3 tablespoons milk
2-3 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds (unsalted)

Directions
• Wisk together everything but the poppy seeds
• Stir in seeds at the very end
• Refrigerate before using
• This stays very fresh tasting for 1 week.


Watermelon gazpacho
Courtesy of Mountain View Brasserie
Chef Max Suhner
10697 Route 32 • Greenville, NY • 518.966.5522 • mountainviewbrasserie.com

Ingredients
30-ounce can plum tomatoes
2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1 English cucumber – peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sherry (optional)
1 small jalapeno pepper – chopped
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro – chopped
¼ cup diced watermelon,
¼ cup diced cucumber or chopped chives

Directions
• Put all ingredients in a tall container and blend with a hand blender.
• Chill for 1 hour.
• Makes eight 6-ounce servings.
• Garnish each serving with diced watermelon, cucumber, or chives.


Have you ever made flavored lemonade? Try these and see what refreshing really tastes like!

Watermelon lemonade
Ingredients
4 cups watermelon, chopped
1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
6 cups cold water or combination of 5 cups water and ice cubes in a pitcher

Directions
• Blend together the fruit and lemon juice in blender until very smooth
• Pour into large pitcher, add sugar and cold water and stir well

Blueberry lemonade
Ingredients
4 cups pureed blueberries
1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
6 cups cold water or combination of 5 cups water and ice cubes in a pitcher

Directions
• Blend together the fruit and lemon juice in blender until very smooth
• Pour into large pitcher, add sugar and cold water and stir well


 

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