Stars of Summer

By Maria Anselmo | Last Updated May 23, 2017
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What says summer better than avocado and watermelon? Both fruits need nothing but a sprinkling of salt for a quick snack. But you can take them up a notch or two with these recipes, perfect for a summer picnic.

Avocado and 
Chickpea Salad

Avocado and chickpea salad
Serves 4 | Serve this simple vegan dish on your bread of choice. Double the recipe to make a great dip.

Avocado Bruschetta

Avocado bruschetta
Serves 8 | This recipe is a take on the traditional version. I prefer to mash the avocado and first spread it onto warm, toasted, garlic-rubbed bread, rather than chopping it and mixing with tomatoes...

Avocado Coconut-Lime Ice Cream

Avocado Coconut Lime Ice Cream
Makes 6-8 servings | Choose avocados that are ripe-firm, but not too mushy. Chill the ice cream canister in the freezer for at least 24 hours to make sure the ice cream freezes properly.

Grilled Watermelon Steaks

Grilled watermelon steaks
Serves 4 | Use a small seedless watermelon (about 4-5 lbs) for this recipe. Remove the rind before cutting into the proper size slices. You can make your own balsamic glaze by simmering a half cup of...

Watermelon Water

Watermelon water
Makes 8 cups | Once the watermelon base is made, you can use it to create a variety of beverages, or just drink it straight. Watermelon water provides a hydrating beverage that’s full of vitamins...

Watermelon-Basil Aguas Frescas

Watermelon aguas frescas
This refreshing drink is a perfect poolside refreshment.

Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita
Fresh watermelon makes this refreshing cocktail taste like summer.

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