Two Fresh and Cool Summer Dishes

Cold Watermelon Soup

A cool, spicy soup that is sure to be a conversation starter!


8 cups cubed seeded watermelon

1 apple, diced

1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup diced green pepper

2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped

1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

salt and fresh ground black pepper


In a large blender, puree the watermellon, apple and about half of the onion and green pepper into a smooth but not entirely liquid consistency. Pour this mix in a large bowl and stir in the rest of the onion and green pepper, along with the spices, herbs and vinegar. Cover and refrigerate for at least and hour, and serve with a fresh sprig of basil.

Fresh Quinoa Summer Salad

This dish is light but flavor-packed, for all the fresh herb lovers!


3 cups cooked quinoa

2 garlic cloves, finely minced

1/2 a white onion, diced

4 medium tomatoes, diced and lightly drained

1 large cucumber, diced

4 cups fresh parsley, finely choppedTomato, Cucumber, Garlic And Parsley

1/3 cup fresh mint, finely chopped

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

Sea salt, to taste

feta cheese


Take all ingredients, except feta, and mix lightly in a large bowl. Adjust the herbs, spices and lemon to taste. Serve topped with crumbled feta cheese and enjoy!