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Quick Garden Harvest Recipes by Chef Laura

Today's harvest from the garden was a few tomatoes, a Summer squash, dill, parsley, spinach, and yesterday I was given a lemon cucumber.  I came up with a few quick and easy recipes.  Each of these recipes is simple and requires little effort. I'm on a low salt diet so salt is always limited. You can easily adjust the salt to your taste.  Feel free to add your own touch by adding other spices and/or herbs.  Enjoy!!

Zucchini with Mint

1 zucchini, cut in 1 inch pieces
to taste salt & freshly ground pepper
5 mint leaves, roughly chopped

1. Add 2 cups of water to a pot. Bring to a boil.
Once it boils add 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
2. Add the zucchini. Cook for about 5 minutes.
3. Drain and let cool. (You can also serve them warm.)
4. Season with black pepper and mint. Serve.

Tomato and Lemon Cucumber Salad

3 small tomatoes, sliced in wedges
1 lemon cucumber, sliced in wedges
1 tablespoon Aged Balsamic Vinegar
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

1. Arrange …

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