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Lemon and Fresh Herb Rice Salad

Lemon and Fresh Herb Rice Salad- Brown rice tossed with an easy homemade lemon dressing, fresh herbs, veggies and peanuts. It makes a light, flavorful and unique side dish that will surely be a crowd pleaser!
Brown rice tossed with an easy homemade lemon dressing, fresh herbs, veggies and peanuts. It makes a light, flavorful and unique side dish that will surely be a crowd pleaser!

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by USA Rice Federation and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

This light and flavorful Lemon and Fresh Herb Rice Salad is one of my favorite cold side dishes to make. It’s a perfect spring or summer salad to serve at your next party or potluck. I even enjoy just having a bowl for lunch.   

If you have an herb garden it is also a great way to use up some of your mint, basil and cilantro! I was so glad I was able to use up a bunch of our mint leaves. And not to mention all the citrus fruits my parents have been giving me from their trees.

I knew this recipe would be perfect to share for Recipe ReDux’s contest sponsored by the USA Rice Federation. In honor of March being National Nutrition Month, they are looking for nutritious and appetizing recipes made with U.S. grown rice.  U.S.-grown rice is easily found in most grocery stores and can be seen labeled as “Grown in the USA Rice” or shows the product origin as USA.

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Watermelon Mojito Smoothie

Watermelon Mojito Smoothie- Delicious, refreshing and tastes like summertime! ☺ Not only is it hydrating, it’s full of the powerful antioxidant lycopene, so drink on up!
 Delicious, refreshing and tastes like summertime! ☺ Not only is it hydrating, it’s full of the powerful antioxidant lycopene, so drink on up!

I just found out that August 3rd was National Watermelon Day.   So in honor, Happy Belated Watermelon Day!! And here is a tasty recipe for you!

At this time of the year, anything COLD sounds amazing! However if you are tired of your same old strawberry banana smoothie, you must try a watermelon mojito smoothie. It is so delicious and refreshing. Perfect for these long Arizona summer days and a great way to use up all the extra watermelon you’re tired of eating.  It even tastes like summer time! Just throw a bunch of cubed watermelon in the freezer and you can whip up this smoothie in no time.  I imagine it would also be tasty made into an adult beverage 😉

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