Monday, June 27, 2016

Fresh Watermelon Salad with Feta & Mint

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

It's only natural I talk about ice cream every now and then, right? Don't worry I'll get to the tasty salad in a minute. Yes, it's true this fit mom actually eats ice cream. gasp. Did the world just stop? HA. To say I love ice cream would be an understatement. I can't keep it in the house because it's gone within days of buying it. In fact, half of the DREYER’S SLOW CHURNED® Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream I bought Thursday is half gone. Time to hit the gym :)


Let's chat about BBQs for a hot minute. The fact is you can't have a BBQ without a sweet treat. But let's face it you don't need a fancy tart or cake. A homemade brownie topped with a scoop of DREYER’S SLOW CHURNED® Vanilla Light Ice Cream will do the trick. BTW - homemade brownies are the only way to go.

While potluck BBQs are typically easier you can't guarantee everything will blend well together. Planning a BBQ menu is easier if you tell guests to bring their favorite beverage or dessert to share. This way you can insure the BBQ spread is cohesive.


HOW TO CREATE A YUMMY BBQ MENU

Appetizers
Chips, salsa and guacamole are always fan favorites, but try something a little different. Maybe a cheese and meat platter, baked spinach and artichoke dip or an array of hummus and veggies. I suggest having at least 2-3 different types of appetizers. Variety is the spice of life.

Meat
Ribs and BBQ Chicken are summer staples. Well, at least in our house during summer months.

Sides
Honestly sides can make or break a BBQ. I suggest making 3-4 side dishes. My favorite BBQ sides include corn on the cob, potato salad, garden salad and watermelon salad with feta and mint! This is probably one of the easiest sides to make. Toss 1 handful chopped mint,  4 cups watermelon and 1 cup feta. Top with a balsamic reduction is desired. Enjoy! it's sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Dessert
My favorite part of a BBQ! While I've never met a dessert I haven't liked my go-to is homemade brownies topped with a scoop of ice cream. Right now I'm in love with DREYER’S SLOW CHURNED® Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream. Why, because it's made with real, simple ingredients --  fresh milk & cream, no rBST, artificial colors or flavors and No GMO Ingredients!

Beverages
As a hostess I love making a signature drink along with serving water infused with cucumber or other summer fruits. But don't forget to have beer on hand. You can't have a BBQ without beer.


The next time you're at Walmart shopping for a BBQ or treat don't forget to pick up a few cartons of DREYER’S SLOW CHURNED® Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream or DREYER’S SLOW CHURNED® Vanilla Light Ice Cream. Oh, and don't miss out on in-store demos. Check this LIST for locations and dates.


What's your favorite BBQ dish?

11 comments:

  1. This salad looks great. I make a similar one and it's ones of my summer faves!

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  2. I love the idea of watermelon and feta cheese! Feta cheese is so yummy and I would have never thought to pair it with watermelon, but that does sound surprisingly good and very tasty! I love going to BBQs in the summertime. It's the perfect summer event. :)

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  3. I've never tried this combo before, but it looks amazing. With some balsalmic drizzle?! Yummy!

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  4. I love watermelon with feta! My other recipe for this combo has red onions, which my family does not appreciate. I think maybe your recipe will go over better :)

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  5. Yes the watermelon, feta, mint salad is a staple at our BBQ's as well! I remember the first time I tried it I wasn't to sure, but it is the perfect sweet and salty!

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  6. Oh yummy, watermelon is mu favourite summer fruit.. I need to try this

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  7. Mmmm. This sounds absolutely scrumptious! Watermelon is my FAVORITE summertime treat and I've made several recipes incorporating it with mint...so refreshing!

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  8. I LOVE watermelon and feta! Hmm... we're going camping this weekend and I may have to glamp it up a bit!

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  9. This looks delicious! I love grilled corn and potato salad the most :)

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  10. I love watermelon and feta salads. I've never added mint but I definitely need to try it! Looks delicious.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

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