Monday, July 31, 2017

Watermelon Feta Salad and More!

This is my favorite time of the year for eating.  Fresh produce abounds!  MR picked peaches last weekend and we have been eating everything peach all week.  And I'm not complaining... not much beats the taste of a fresh juicy peach.  But peaches aren't the only game in town, so this week I'll incorporate some other seasonal produce in the menu.

It's easier to eat clean this time of year because of the wide variety of readily available fruits and vegetables in my area.  And they tend to be cheaper this time of year because they are so plentiful.  In addition to the fresh produce, I need to clear out my refrigerator, so I'm incorporating bits of ingredients left over from previous menu items.  First up....

Watermelon and Feta Salad

Chill a small seedless watermelon
Remove rind and cut into cubes
Mix together 1/2 cup olive oil, the juice of 3 limes, 1-1/2 tsp salt, 3/4 tsp black pepper
Toss the watermelon with the dressing mixture.
Sprinkle with 1 cup fresh chopped mint leaves and toss again
Sprinkle with 1-1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Pesto Caprese Chicken Casserole - I prepped this Sunday morning and popped it in the oven about an hour before supper time.  I love dishes that I can do this with.  The flavor of this is outstanding!

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers - This makes about a dozen decent-sized burgers.  I make them all and then lay them out on a parchment-covered baking sheet.  I then freeze them.  Once they're frozen, I wrap them individually and then they are available anytime I want one!

Deviled Eggs with Truffle Salt - I love truffle salt!  I'm looking forward to making these this week!

Lasagna Stuff Portobello Mushrooms - I was going to prep these on Sunday but I forgot to buy ricotta! Once I fix that, I'll make them up and freeze them individually.  MR doesn't like mushrooms so these will be all for me!!! UPDATE - I made these!  Add a little crushed garlic or garlic powder to the ricotta mixture for more flavor!

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips - I really need to get a mandolin because cutting these with a knife and getting them thin enough was a challenge for me.  I do not have great knife skills.  But I did like the flavor!  I subbed champagne vinegar in this recipe and it came out fine.

Fresh Fruit Tart - I made this using peaches (of course!) and I was very pleased with how it turned out.  It has been breakfast for the last few days!!

What are you eating?  Whatever it is... Keep it Clean!

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