Mercy Health Executive Chef Bryan Nader, CEC, Presents Delicious Summer Recipes

May 21, 2018 8:11 pm

Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

2 cups, cooked quinoa

1 cup diced mango

½ cup diced red pepper

½ cup shelled edamame

1/3 cup chopped red onion

¼ cup coconut

¼ cup sliced toasted almonds

¼ cup raisins

2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

Dressing:

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp. lime juice

Zest of 1 lime

1 Tbsp. honey

Instructions

  1. Combine quinoa, mango, red bell pepper, edamame, red onion, coconut, almonds and raisins in a large bowl.
  2. Mix ingredients for the dressing until combined. Pour over the quinoa mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.

 

Watermelon and Feta Salad

Ingredients

1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 cup minced shallots

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

6 cups baby arugula

3 cups seedless watermelon, rind removed, and cut in 1-inch cubes

12 ounces feta cheese

1 cup (4 ounces) whole fresh mint leaves, julienned

Instructions

Whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, shallots, honey, salt, and pepper. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking constantly, to form an emulsion. If not using within an hour, store the vinaigrette covered in the refrigerator.

Place the arugula, watermelon, feta, and mint in a large bowl. Drizzle with enough vinaigrette to coat the greens lightly and toss well. Serve.

 

Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients
1 cup apple juice
1 cup frozen strawberries
½ banana
1 cup Greek yogurt
½ cup ice

Instructions
1. Place all ingredients into a blender and combine. Serve.

 

Mango Smoothie

Ingredients
2 cups orange juice
1 cup pineapple
1 banana
2 cups diced mango
½ cup Greek yogurt

Instructions
Place all ingredients into a blender and combine. Serve.

 

Green Smoothie

Ingredients
½ banana
½ cup mango
½ cup frozen peaches
¼ cup apple juice
1 cup favorite green juice (V8 or Tropicana)
¼ cup strawberries
1 cup ice
½ cup Greek yogurt

Instructions
Place all ingredients into a blender and combine. Serve.

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