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Recipe Salads

Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad with a Light Vinaigrette

Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad with a Light Vinaigrette recipe

This is a perfect end of summer salad when cantaloupes and tomatoes are at their peak of ripeness. While it seems like an unusual combination of ingredients, I’ve seen versions of this salad in cookbooks dating back as early as 1918. What I love about this dish is its simplicity, with an emphasis on fresh, […]

Beverages Recipe

Watermelon Lemon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Lemon Agua Fresca recipe

Watermelon gets its bright red color from lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant, so it’s a perfect choice for a healthy beverage. This refreshing drink combines the sweet taste of watermelon with freshly squeezed lemon juice. It’s simple and satisfying, and a great way to use up that last big piece of watermelon taking up room […]

Recipe Salads

Pinto Bean Salad

Pinto Bean Salad recipe

Pinto beans and corn go hand in hand in this easy barbecue side, but the mandarin oranges are my favorite part of this pinto bean salad. They add a delicious, sweet flavor to the vinaigrette, made with red wine vinegar, lime juice, cilantro, and olive oil. It’s one of my husband’s favorite salad recipes. He […]

Appetizers Recipe

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa recipe

Sweet mangos add a tropical flavor to this colorful salsa. Balanced with the heat of a jalapeño pepper and a little bit of lime juice, it goes perfectly with meat, fish, and especially anything grilled. It’s also great with tortilla chips or as a topping for hamburgers. Mangos have a soft, fleshy pulp. When ripe, […]