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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

Happy 4th of July y’all! This is one of my favorite holidays! I love any excuse to decorate the house all red, white, and blue including my food! This is our second 4th of July in our house and we are finally settled in so we decided to have a bbq to celebrate this 4th of July with friends and family.

 

I wanted to make a side dish that would for sure be a firecracker hit at dinner! This watermelon blueberry feta salad dish is refreshing, sweet, and tasty for a wonderful bbq side dish.

 

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups watermelon stars
  • 1 cup blueberries rinsed
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 2 limes juiced (save 2 slices for garnish)
  • Mint leaves for garnish

 

  1. First you start by slicing the watermelon in thin slices.DSC_0488
  2. Lay each slice down 1 by 1 and use a star cookie cutter to cut watermelon out in the shape of a star. After all of the stars are cut set aside in large bowl.
  3. Rinse blueberries and add to watermelon stars.  DSC_0522
  4. Next, squeeze limes over blueberry/watermelon mixture.
  5. Slowly fold in feta cheese to fruit mixture. Be careful not to break watermelon stars.
  6. Lastly garnish your fruit salad with a cut lime wedge and mint sprig!

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I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July and enjoy this delicious dish!

Watermelon Chicken Salsa

Happy first week of summer! It has been so hot here in California and it finally cooled down for some outdoor bbq-ing. What better way to celebrate by making one of my summer favorite go to recipes. I love this recipe because it is easy, quick, refreshing and delicious.  When I first came across this recipe I thought watermelon and chicken together?! I was a little unsure of it, but now it is a summer favorite in my family. Not to mention it is incredibly easy to make on a week night.

 

I quickly threw all 4 ingredients for the marinade this morning in a bag before leaving for work, and let the chicken marinate all day to give it the perfect chili lime flavoring.

Chicken Marinade:

2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

2 tbsp. chili sauce with garlic

1 tbsp. dark sesame oil

4 skinless chicken breasts (you can also substitute for chicken thighs)

 

 

After getting home from work, I made the watermelon salsa. You want to make the salsa early enough, so that it will have enough time to chill in the refrigerator before serving.

 

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Watermelon Salsa:

2 cups diced seeded watermelon

1/4 cup diced yellow bell pepper

2 tbsp. thinly sliced green onions

1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

1 tsp. grated peeled fresh ginger

2 tsp. mirin (sweet rice wine)

1 tsp. fresh lime juice

1/8 tsp. salt

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

 

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Mix all of the above ingredients in medium mixing bowl and stir together.  Then place in the refrigerator to chill until chicken is cooked.

Next, grill chicken on the bbq until cooked. After, place chicken on a plate and garnish with watermelon salsa, a lime wedge, and a sprig of fresh cilantro.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

 

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xx,

Ashley