Happy Memorial Day! Let us thank all the troops for their tireless efforts to defend our country each day!
I celebrated with a healthy cookout filled with omega-3s and green veggies! It was a full grill!
Watermelon Seltzer Cooler (RECIPE BELOW)
Salad with avocado, cucumbers and tomatoes
Grilled salmon with peach compote
Grilled vegetables (brussel sprouts, asparagus, peppers)
Grilled sweet potatoes
Such a great way to spend an evening on the patio!
- 1/2 medium watermelon, chilled, plus ½ cantaloupe (optional)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 1 cup seltzer
Cut enough watermelon into 1″ pieces to measure 8 cups. Stir sugar and 1/3 cup water in a small bowl until sugar dissolves. Set simple syrup aside.
Purée melon pieces (not balls) in a blender until smooth; strain juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup or pitcher (you should have about 4 cups juice). Discard solids. Whisk in simple syrup, lime juice, and salt. DO AHEAD: Purée can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover and chill.
Add seltzer to watermelon purée.