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Program #1013

Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Salad

1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cups cubed watermelon
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1/4 cup freshly chopped mint
2 cups mixed greens (optional)

1. Combine lime juice, vinegar, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil.

2. Combine watermelon, feta, and mint. Toss with vinaigrette dressing.
Serve over greens.

Yield: 6 servings

Corn and Tomato Salad

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 lime, juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (about two large ears of corn)
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cucumber, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

1. Whisk together 2 tablespoons of oil, lime juice, vinegar, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
2. Heat remaining oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn kernels and cook until tender.
3. Pour corn into a large bowl, cool slightly, and add tomatoes, cucumber, and basil. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
4. Right before serving, drizzle with dressing and toss with feta cheese.

Yield: 6 servings

Marie Hegler
Area Food Safety and Nutrition Agent
Clemson Cooperative Extension
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carol@clemson.edu

Salt in Antiquity

While salt is cheap today, it used to be worth its weight in gold. Historians believe that Roman soldiers were once paid with salt. In fact, the word 'salary' comes from the Latin word 'salarium,' or payment in salt. During the late Roman Empire, salt was carried across 400 miles of the Sahara desert by caravans of as many as 40,000 camels. It was that important to humanity!
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