Heat wave is going strong right now and if you know me, I do not do well in the heat. I try to keep things cool during the summer and avoid turning on the oven and make hot food (I may just order takeout instead). It can be hard to find refreshing meals to make but I love refreshing watermelon and cucumber salad.
It is a savory dish that has the perfect amount of sweet and spice, my favorite combo!
– tbs avocado oil (about 2 tbs)
– lime juice (about 1 tbs)
– balsamic vinegar (about 1 tbs)
This is the perfect side dish to have with summer meals and it is so easy to make. It takes minutes to put together with little effort. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
– thinly sliced cucumber
-thinly sliced onion
-cubed mozzarella cheese (fresh or low moisture)
– Tajin seasoning (amount is based on preference)
Refreshing watermelon and cucumber salad is based on your preference of taste. If you want more onion or cheese, make sure to add to your liking!
In a large bowl, whisk together oil, lime juice and seasoning until all is combined.
Add watermelon, cucumber, onion, and cheese.
Toss together in dressing.
Serve right away.
You can also add other seasonings such as chili pepper, paprika, salt and pepper. You can also switch up the cheese and use feta. Garnishes are always great such as mint or basil. Make it your way!
Watermelon and Cucumber Salad
This savory dish has the perfect amount of sweet in spice in one bowl.
Strawberry shortcake kabobs are perfect for summer get togethers. They are great summer treats for kids and adults.
This Fourth of July was full of food and snacks. We had our two friends and son over so although it was a tiny crowd, we an abundance of food! So much was leftover and as I was putting it all away, two things caught my eye.
Strawberries and Angel food cake.
The next day I cut up the Angel food cake into cubes and sliced the strawberries in half. I added the cake and berry one by one onto skewers.
I took a can of extra creamy whipped cream and filled a bowl of to dip the kabobs.
You change things up and use yogurt, Cool Whip or white chocolate as the dip. You can also add donut holes, pound cake or brownies to your skewers.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter and mix with brown sugar. Once it is combined add cake batter flavoring. Mix until smooth.
In a large mixing bowl, mix Bugles, cereal and pretzels. Pour butter mixture and stir everything together until evenly coated.
Spread cereal mixture evenly on the cooking sheet. Bake for a total of 20 minutes stirring the mixture halfway.
Remove from oven and cool completely. Add candy corn pumpkins, M&Ms and sugar eyes. Stir together and keep in air tight container.
If you want to omit the butter mixture and baking, you can certainly just add all ingredients together for a dry mix. This cuts the time and calories! It is your choice because both ways are delicious.
I hope you find this recipe easy to make and enjoy it during the Halloween season! You can switch it up each holiday or add other treats such as peanuts, chocolate chips, raisons etc. Get creative with it and let me know what you think!
Spooky Halloween Trail Mix
This recipe is easy to make with little ones and a great snack for movie nights or a Halloween party!
My name is Nicole and I am a full time working mom to my toddler Franco. I love creating and sharing ideas. You can find me rummaging at estate sales, binge-watching The Golden Girls while chugging Diet Coke, listening to old school hip hop, supporting small businesses and being an advocate for maternal mental health.