Juicy Recipes Get Grill Season Off To A Sizzling Start
A sophisticated alternative to traditional fruit punch and a yummy alcohol-free option for your guests.
(NAPSI)—Here are two tasty new recipes to help you wow your friends and neighbors at your next outdoor get-together.
Featuring nutrient-dense 100% juice, they can brighten any gathering. Along with incredible flavor, fruit juice provides vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant nutrients. It’s a terrific beverage to sip on a sunny afternoon or a refreshing ingredient to liven up recipes such as these:
Purple Passion Juice
This juicy trio is a cool grown-up refresher. If serving to kids, you may prefer to omit the tea and mint garnish.
1/4 cup 100% grape juice made with Concord grapes, chilled
1/4 cup 100% white grapefruit juice, chilled
1/4 cup 100% apple juice, chilled
1/4 cup chilled strong mint tea*
Fresh mint leaves, as garnish (optional)
In a tall iced-tea glass, combine the juices with the mint tea. Add ice to fill the glass, preferably using cubes made from the juice-and-tea blend. Garnish with fresh mint leaves, if desired.
*Note: For strong mint tea, pour 6 ounces boiling water over 1 tea bag and steep for 5 minutes. Chill before using.
Italian Salsa Verde
Makes 1/2 cup
Pass this bright green, classic Italian sauce to accompany grilled meat or chicken. It’s also great tossed with cooked shrimp or spooned over salmon.
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, lightly packed
2 tablespoons chopped spearmint
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup 100% orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 anchovy fillets, finely chopped, optional
Finely chop the parsley by hand (there should be ¼ cup chopped) and place it in a small mixing bowl. Add the mint, capers, garlic and oregano. The sauce can be made up to this point and refrigerated, covered, for 8 hours. Just before serving, mix in the orange and lemon juices and stir in the olive oil. Mix in the anchovies, if using.
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