Chef Jenn’s Refreshing Watermelon Recipes

Watermelon Vodka Cooler
(serves 6)
4 cups frozen, cubed watermelon
1/4 cup simple syrup
1/2-3/4 cup vodka
Fresh mint
*crushed ice if not frozen enough
Place all ingredients in blender and pulse until smoothie consistency. Add ice and pulse again of cocktail needs to be thickened. Salt rim of glasses, garnish with additional mint, and enjoy!
Watermelon & Arugula Salad
Baby Arugula
Cubed watermelon
Golden raisins
Toasted walnuts
Feta crumbles
Versatile Vinaigrette (see below for recipe)
Toss salad with Vinaigrette.
Top with Feta & Enjoy!
Versatile Vinaigrette Recipe
-1 TBSP Dijon mustard
-1 minced clove of garlic
-Either 3 TBSP red wine vinegar OR 2 TBSP red wine vinegar and 1 TBSP lemon juice
-1/2 c olive oil
Salt and pepper […]

Chef Jenn – Tabouli

Tabouli is a perfectly delicious, light and healthy summertime side! Thank you to Nadia Fares and daughters for my Lebanese 101 class we recently shared!

Tabouli Serves 6
4 bunches of parsley
2 large diced tomatoes
1 cup bulgur #1
1 bunch scallions
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1/2 cup of olive oil
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Pinch of paprika

Soak burghul in water for 10 minutes. Set aside. Pick parsley using leaves only. Wash and drain parsley leaves. Pay dry. Pulse in food processor until finely chopped. Dice tomatoes. Dice scallions. Place parsley, tomatoes and scallions in large bowl. Squeeze liquid out of […]

Greek Quinoa Salad

Serves 6.

1 cup dry quinoa
3 cups baby cucumbers sliced on the bias
1.5 cups grape tomatoes, halved
3/4 cup onion, julienned
1/2-3/4 cup Kalamata olives, halved
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1teaspoon freshly minced garlic
1/2 Tablespoon dry oregano
3 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Cook quinoa according to box directions. Allow to cool completely.

Combine all ingredients. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Top with Feta cheese to serve.

Delicious served with grilled shrimp, chicken, lamb or beef!