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Sometimes the best recipes are the classic ones that you can easily make with ingredients that you all normally have in the pantry. This weekend, after a LONG two weeks of battling the flu, Franklyn and I were just too tired to muster up the strength to do any grocery shopping. We decided to whip up a classic tuna pasta salad, a dish that everyone loves! It can be served as a side dish or on its own, with some fruit like I did.

Classic Tuna Pasta Salad

Classic Tuna Pasta Salad

Classic Tuna Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

Elbow pasta
Albacore tuna fish in water
1 -2 cups of mayonnaise. We don’t use a lot of mayonnaise just enough so that the pasta salad has flavor is no longer dry. **We used this one with lime.
1/2 white onion
1 cup of celery
Salt and pepper

Instructions:

Cook pasta according to instructions on package
Drain tuna fish
Dice onion and celery
Add mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
Mix all together and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
Serve this classic tuna pasta salad with fruit, crackers or for a complete meal add a soup or salad!


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~ Florida Watermelon Slices with Balsamic Syrup, Mint Oil & Feta Cheese

Florida Watermelon Slices with Balsamic Syrup, Mint Oil & Feta Cheese

It’s about 90 something degrees just about every single day and the A/C barely cools us down. It’s been like that every day since summer kicked in and it’s days like these that call for a recipe like this watermelon, mint and feta salad from Freshfromflorida.com. It’s not only easy to make, but it is also refreshing, healthy, and perfect to serve for lunch or dinner. To be honest, it also looks very pretty! We’ve been known to devour an entire watermelon in one day, and now that I added the Florida Watermelon Slices with Balsamic Syrup, Mint Oil & Feta Cheese  to my list of favorites, we’re going to have to start buying more than one watermelon at a time!

Florida Watermelon Slices with Balsamic Syrup, Mint Oil & Feta Cheese

This recipe is one of the many that Fresh From florida features on its site. These recipes use the many fresh fruits, vegetables, and even seafood, grown right here in Florida. There’s also seasonal foods to pick from! It’s a Floridian perk that I’ve never taken for granted, especially during the summer. Right now we’ve been enjoying sweet corn, tomatoes with avocado, and tons of watermelon for desert and, more recently, salad, as seen below. This watermelon mint salad takes less than 20 minutes to make and uses fresh watermelon slices, fresh parsley and mint, balsamic vinegar, a touch of Florida grown sugar and topped with feta; it’s the perfect summer side dish! While it’s delicious enough to eat on its own, you can also pair it with grilled steaks or just about any seafood!

Florida Watermelon Slices with Balsamic Syrup, Mint Oil & Feta Cheese

Whether you plan on grilling, having a small summer get together, or you’re simply packing a lunch for a picnic, fresh is always best, and you can’t go wrong with locally grown food. The Fresh From Florida and the Florida Department of Agriculture guarantees fresh food that makes any dish delicious! For this and many other fresh recipes visit Freshfromflorida.com .

Florida Watermelon Slices with Balsamic Syrup, Mint Oil & Feta Cheese

Ingredients:
Watermelon
Mint leaves
Fresh parsley
Balsamic vinegar
Sugar
Salt
feta cheese

To see full instructions on how to make this recipe click here.