Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Favorite Summer-time Recipes

Dawn's Mother, Jeanne, making the huge meal at the family vacation
in Sea Isle City, NJ this past summer, 2009

My sister, Natalie and Debbie (a good friend) in Pennsylvania
Working in the Garden for the Junior League project
Spring, 2009

Lime Cilantro Dipping Sauce-

this is delicious with shrimp, chicken fingers, or even carrots and celery!

I grow cilantro in my herb garden, just outside my back door, so this is a breeze to make.

1/2 cup low salt soy sauce
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. sugar

Combine soy sauce, cilantro, lime juice, oil, sugar,

& 1 Tbsp water in a small bowl. Mix well until sugar is dissolve.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Sauce can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and stored,

covered, in the refrigerator.

Green Tomato Salsa -
The tomatoes in my garden are not yet red, but I can't resist picking some

and making this wonderful relish for future picnics and cookouts.

1 lb. green tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp. crated onion
1 jalapeno chili, seeded and minced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 large avocados, pitted, peeled, and cut into chunks

Combine tomatoes, onion, chili, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
Add avocado to bowl and toss ingredients together. Season with additional salt & pepper.
Cover & refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Serve with tortilla chips, or fresh cut vegetables like cucumbers, & red peppers.

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