Recipes

Florida Arugula, Berry and Citrus Salad

INGREDIENTS

16 ounces Florida arugula, rinsed and drained
1 dozen Florida strawberries, rinsed and sliced
1 cup Florida blueberries
2 Florida oranges, peeled and segmented
8 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
1 lemon, juiced
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Candied Pecans
2 cups Florida pecans
¾ cup Florida sugar
2 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon sea salt

PREPARATION

Preheat a pan on medium heat. Add the pecans and toast until fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes. Add butter, sugar, and salt; stir to coat. Remove from pan and allow to cool. In a medium-sized mixing bowl add arugula, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper; toss to combine. Plate the dressed arugula and evenly add the citrus and berries around the greens. Add the goat cheese and garnish each salad with candied pecans, serve chilled.


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Florida Fruit Sangria

 

Ingredients

1 bottle of Florida fruit wine

1-2 cups Florida orange juice

1-2 cups of Florida berries, such as strawberries and blueberries

1-2 cups of cubed Florida fruit, such as watermelon, passion fruit, papaya and mango

1-2 cups of sliced Florida fruit, such as star fruit and muscadine grapes

1-2 cups ginger ale

Preparation

Pour  the Florida wine and orange juice into a large pitcher. Add all of the  cut Florida fruit, except the berries. Place in the refrigerator to  chill. Before serving add the Florida berries and ginger ale. Serve in a  tall glass over ice.

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