Fizz & Salad

CHILDREN'S RECIPE: Kids Watermelon Fizz

5 cups seedless watermelon trim from salad, chopped
1/4 cup lime juice and zest
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 + 1/2 cups ginger ale or seltzer water, cold

Method of Preparation:
In a blender, add in the watermelon, lime juice and granulated sugar. Blend until pureed. Pour the watermelon juice into a large pitcher.Pour the cold ginger ale or sparkling water into the pitcher and stir 

FAMILY RECIPE: Summer Melon Salad with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts
(serves 4)

1 seedless watermelon
8oz mixed heirloom tomatoes
2/3c sliced red onion
1c toasted pine nuts
2T Chives, minced
1c picked basil leaves
3T fresh oregano leaves
1c crumbled goat cheese
2T white balsamic vinegar
3T lemon infused olive oil
1T maldon sea salt

Method of Preparation:
Remove rind from watermelon and cut into 1.5in dice reserving all the off cuts for another use. Next cut the heirloom tomatoes into 1.5in irregular cuts and place them into your serving platter with the watermelon. 

Add the goat cheese crumbles to the watermelon and tomatoes. Followed by the pine nuts, oregano, chives, and basil leaves.

Combine the vinegar and the olive oil in a mixing bowl and whisk to temporarily emulsify and drizzle over the plated salad. Finish with Maldon sea salt and serve.