Watermelon with goat cheese, pistachios & honey
Summer is upon us in Cambridge. Celebrate local seasonal flavors with this refreshing appetizer which uses juicy watermelon as a vehicle for creamy goat cheese, crunchy pistachios, and local honey.
Bump up the flavor with a sprinkle of sea salt and you have a delicious dish that will charm you and your friends! Check out Follow the Honey in Harvard Square for local honey and Formaggio’s Kitchen in Huron Square for local chevre cheeses.
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Watermelon Recipe Ingredients:
- Small watermelon, rind removed and sliced into rectangles (the “scraps” make a delicious snack while you are chopping!)
- 1 cup chevre or other spreadable tangy cheese
- ¼ cup pistachios, toasted and chopped
- Local honey, for drizzling
- Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling
- Handful of fresh mint, finely sliced (chiffonade)
- Spread watermelon cubes with goat cheese.
- Sprinkle with pistachios.
- Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with sea salt and fresh mint, as desired, before serving.
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Loni has a culinary certificate from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, as well as a B.S. in Nutrition from Boston University. When she isn’t cooking with Leah, she is changing the lives of young cooks at Future Chefs and Beaver Country Day Camp.
Leah is a graduate student of Boston University, working on her M.S. in Dietetics with the Dietetic Internship. In addition to training for the Boston Marathon, she is also teaching fitness classes at the Cambridge Athletic Club.
How did Loni and Leah meet? Loni and Leah volunteered together in a six-week Cooking Matters class. They connected right away over delicious food and pink wine. They currently teach a series of healthy cooking classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education, which have been featured in the Boston Globe’s “Weekend to Do List.” You can find their recipes on the Boston Center for Adult Education’s blog and in the American Dietetic Association’s Eat Right Newsletter.
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