Monday, July 7, 2008

Mango Salsa

Dinner today was veggie fajitas! Recipe follows, but I made mango salsa to go with it, and that was delish!!! :) I ate the remaining salsa all by itself, was so refreshing! :)


1 mango diced small
1/2 cup finely diced cucumber
1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
1 jalapeno finely chopped(unseeded else it is too hot)
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
1 lime
salt and pepper to taste


In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Mango salsa is ready to eat!

Basil Pesto

I made basil pesto for the first time on Sunday. I really felt like having savory crepes for lunch, so I made a savory crepe as in the savory crepe recipe on my blog, spread some basil pesto, added chopped tomatoes, grated mozarella cheese, and wrapped it up like a present;) The result was delicious!! Raj had 2 of those crepes!

Here goes the recipe for Basil Pesto:


1 1/2 cups basil
1/4 cup roasted pine nuts
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste


Put all the ingredients into a food processor, and blend it well and you have good basil pesto, for crepes, sandwiches, paninis !! :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Watermelon Lemonade

So I tried making another kinda lemonade this past Sunday! Since watermelons are pretty cheap now a days, and in season, and they are so sweet, watermelon lemonade was a refreshing idea. And sure enough, it WAS really refreshing and very tasty!

1/2 small watermelon
1/2 cup simple syrup
3 cups water
Juice of 3 big lemons
Tray of ice.

Simple Syrup:
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water


To make the simple syrup, combine the water and sugar in a small pot, and heat it at medium heat, till sugar has dissolved. Let cool.

Blend the watermelon pieces in a blender, and strain the juice through a wide strainer into a big pot. Add in the simple syrup, ice, water and lemon juice.

Watermelon lemonade is READY!! :)