Fresh Summer Recipes with Local Savour

Local Savour
Local Savour

We are well into spring and for some of us, that means we’re already focusing on summer. School is almost out and temperatures are heating up! We start with a fresh summer recipe from Elizabeth Van Huffel at Local Savour. Go to for more on what’s in season, to see more recipes, to read Elizabeth’s blog or to check out her gorgeous foodie photos.

Watermelon + Feta Bites
Servings: 24 cubes
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes


  • 24 small cubes of watermelon about 1/2 a small watermelon
  • 24 small cubes feta cheese about 1 cup
  • 24 large fresh mint leaves about 4 sprigs


  • Place cubes of watermelon out onto a serving dish.
  • Top each one with a mint leaf followed by a cube of feta cheese.
  • Next add a toothpick to each square for easier serving or just serve as is.

Summertime Flavored Waters
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes


For strawberry lemon

  • 2 quarts cold fresh water
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1 medium lemon sliced

For cucumber mint

  • 2 quarts cold fresh water
  • 1 cup cucumber sliced
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint

For orange thyme

  • 2 quarts cold fresh water
  • 1 large orange sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

For each water combination above, combine the ingredients together and serve well chilled or over ice.

Tzatziki Orzo Salad
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 minutes


  • 1 pound orzo pasta
  • 1 large cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup green onion chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh dill chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh mint chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 medium lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled


  • Cook orzo according to directions and set aside to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl combine yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and salt and pepper well.
  • Next add in the cooked orzo pasta, cucumbers, dill, mint, cilantro, jalapeño, and green onion and stir together gently until well combined.
  • Finally stir in feta cheese and serve. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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