Saturday, August 6, 2016

Stuffed Cantaloupe More Summer Fun

   Summer is all about fresh clean foods.  I love fresh summer fruits and nothing compares to a fresh cantaloupe.  Especially one you grow yourself or find at a good farmers market.

    The next best thing is a cantaloupe filled with a wonderful salad, ice cream, or just eaten with sprinkled with a little salt or try some fig balsamic vinegar.   Summer time is for fresh.

     Fresh produce out of the garden is wonderful and those of you who live where that is possible I hope you enjoy the experience and share the joy with others.  

      This recipe is all about fresh out of the garden.  From the cucumbers to the tomatoes and parsley it is fresh.  If your don't have parsley try fresh garden mint.  It's amazing.

       Summer time is a time for cleansing out the body and and eating fresh fruits and vegetables are just the thing needed.   Enjoy the recipe and your summer.  
                                                                Chef Brad~America's Grain Guy

Adding a grain to anything makes it better.  The texture of spelt or Kamut are perfect in this salad.  If you prefer lighter, use cooked quinoa,  like red or black.

Spelt Stuffed Cantaloupe Salad

2 cups cooked spelt, chilled
1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
2 avocados, in 1/4 inch chunks
1 bunch scallions, chopped
1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
1 cup green grapes, sliced in half
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
2 cups cooked chopped boneless breast of chicken,  optional

Place all ingredients in bowl and toss with dressing,  Fill halved peeled cantaloupe with salad and garnish with slivered almonds.

For the dressing
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/3 cup Xagave or honey
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/3 cup flax oil, or olive oil
Dash nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
Whisk together and toss with salad