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Hello and happy hump day! It has been so blissful seeing 70 degrees in Columbus for more than just 1 fluke day this week; I hope you’re having pleasant weather wherever you are! One of the first things we are itching to do once the weather starts to warm up is to cook on the grill. Ryan is our local “Grill Master” (I need to get him an apron with that on it!) and we barely turn on the oven during the warmer months.
Another thing that warmer weather triggers is my craving for salads… perfect timing considering that its National Nutrition Month! I’m amazed at the amazing selection of salad kits available in the grocery stores these days, especially the Eat Smart Gourmet Vegetable Salad Kits. There are 7 varieties that are all chef inspired and full of healthy super foods making it so convenient and easy to eat healthy every day.
I love the Eat Smart Southwest Salad Kit to make grilled chicken salad. It has kale, savoy cabbage, red cabbage, radishes and carrots with a delicious Chipotle dressing. My favorite creation thus far is a Tequila-Lime Grilled Chicken Salad. It is full of flavor, makes a filling meal and is super healthy with those 5 super foods.
Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken Salad
- Eat Smart Southwest Gourmet Vegetable Salad Kit
- 2 chicken breasts
- ¼ cup tequila
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Zest of 1 lime
- ½ teaspoon Cilantro leaves
- ½ teaspoon Cumin powder
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon minced onion
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 roma tomatoes chopped
- ½ avocado cubed
- Add tequila, lime juice, olive oil, lime zest, cilantro, cumin, minced garlic, minced onion, salt and pepper to a large ziploc bag and mix well. Add chicken to bag, seal and shake well to thoroughly coat chicken in marinade. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, up to 8 hours.
- Add salad portion of the Southwest Salad Kit to 2 bowls and add chopped tomato and avocado.
- Add shredded cheese and tortilla strips from the kit.
- Grill chicken and slice; lay on top of salad and drizzle with Chipotle dressing.
Which of these salads can you not wait to try? P.S. It’s totally acceptable (and totally understandable!) to answer “all of them!”
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This chicken salad is just what I love as I am a salad lover. Love to mix meat with veggies in the salad, thanks for this recipe.
Thanks so much!
This is a good fix. Thank God for salad kits that make life easier. I am so curious how tequila affects it so, will definitely try this.
Thanks Sheila! I know, aren’t they a life saver?! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Kim @This Ole Mom says
Wow! So many great salad choices by “Eat Smart”! I have never heard of this brand but I will keep an eye out for them now.
I know, right?! I never get tired of them with all of the variety. Thanks Kim!
Your marinade for the chicken sounds delicious. Tried one of these Eat Smart salads and I was so pleasantly surprised! It made such a nice lunch with falafel on top!
Tequila and chicken two of my favorites!