Grilled Veggie & Grilled Chicken Salads with Tomato Vinaigrette

Summer is coming to a close but it’s NOT over yet! For the next number of weeks you can be sure I’ll be doing tons of grilling and enjoying it every chance I get. This salad is loaded with perfectly grilled chicken, tons of grilled veggies (whatever vegetables you wish, really), and a delicious tomato-based vinaigrette dressing. It’s the perfect way to throw together dinner without turning the oven on!

Grilled Veggie & Grilled Chicken Salads with Tomato VinaigretteGrilled Veggie & Grilled Chicken Salads with Tomato Vinaigrette

Grilled veggies, perfectly flavored and grilled chicken, and my new favorite dressing… Dinner is SERVED!

Grilled Veggie & Grilled Chicken Salads with Tomato Vinaigrette
Serves 3
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
For the chicken
  1. 1 lb. organic chicken breasts
  2. 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 tsp rosmary
  4. 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  5. 1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
For the veggies
  1. 1 large zucchini
  2. 1 yellow squash
  3. 1 red pepper
  4. 2 cups fresh cherry tomatoes
  5. 1 red onion
  6. Any other veggies of choice
  7. 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  8. 1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
For the Tomato Vinaigrette
  1. 1 cup Muir Glen organic diced tomatoes, blended
  2. 1 tbsp vinegar
  3. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  4. Dash fine Himalayan sea salt
  5. Dash ground black pepper
  6. 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  7. 1/2 tsp onion powder
  8. Optional: 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Toss chicken in extra virgin olive oil and spices, set aside
  2. Cut veggies and toss in oil and salt, set aside
  3. Spray the grill and heat to 350 400 degrees
  4. Place the chicken breasts on one side
  5. On the other side place a layer of greased tin foil and place the veggies on top
  6. Cook for about 7-8 minutes then flip over
  7. Cook veggies until desired softness, and cook chicken until fully cooked
  8. Make the dressing by combining ingredients in your high-speed blender and blending until smooth
  9. Taste and adjust spices as needed
  10. Serve with veggies warm or hot over a bed of spinach!
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Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad

It is so hot here in Boston, and that’s coming from the girl who was just visiting Florida in June. Wheeeew, hot. In leu, turning on the stove the past two nights wasn’t quite in the cards. The grill was though, paired with this  Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad that is just bursting with flavor.

 

Let’s see what we got: spicy and bold chicken, sweet and juicy grilled pineapple, refreshing crisp local lettuce, local tomatoes, and finally, avocado. Count me in any day of the week. Oh, and don’t forget the light and easy lime vinaigrette.

 

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad

 

 

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad

 

 

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Sriracha Lime Chicken
  1. 2 organic chicken breasts
  2. 3 tablespoons sriracha
  3. 1 lime, juiced
  4. 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Salad
  1. 4 cups lettuce, chopped (I use this salad chopper)
  2. 8 pineapple slices, using pineapple corer
  3. 1 cup organic grape tomatoes
  4. 1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
  5. 1 avocado, cubed
Lime Vinaigrette
  1. 1/3 cup light olive oil
  2. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  3. 2 limes, juiced
  4. 2 tsp raw honey
  5. Dash fine sea salt
Instructions
  1. Heat the grill to medium heat.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a bowl or marinade dish, combine sirarcha and lime.
  3. Add chicken and let marinade in the fridge for at least 20 minutes, the longer the better.
  4. Once ready to cook, add chicken to the greased grill.
  5. Cut pineapple using pineapple corer and add to grill, grill for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  6. While they are grilling, chop lettuce, then chop avocado, tomato, and red onion and add to serving dish.
  7. Whisk together dressing, taste, and adjust seasoning as desired (i.e. more lime, additional sea salt, additional vinegar)- place in fridge until ready to use.
  8. Once chicken is done cooking, assemble the salad, toss with dressing and enjoy!
Lexi's Clean Kitchen http://lexiscleankitchen.com/


Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad

 

Let’s here it- favorite refreshing meal?

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad

My go-to Lemon Vinaigrette

The official first day of Summer is TOMORROW. Where did the year go? School is ending, and I’m getting ready for a blog-filled summer bringing you tons of recipes that I think you all will absolutely love. Starting with today! Today’s Healthy Food Friday with American Express is all about lemons and my go-to salad dressing! 

Earlier this week I took a vote on my Facebook Page (if you’re not following me there, you should totally come hang), looking for which lemon recipe you guys wanted to see. The options were: Strawberry Lemonade, my go-to Salad Dressing, Lemon Curd, and Lemon Cookies. While two were in the top, it seems you guys love lemons as much as I do right now, so I’m thinking they will all need to appear in the upcoming weeks!

I often start my mornings off with a glass of warm water with lemon. Lemons are amazing and provide so many health benefits. Plus, they often add the perfect flavor to a dish. Win-win all around.

The Benefits of Lemons

I decided to start off with a favorite of mine. The past few weeks have been all about the BBQ and light side dishes. I’ve been getting tons of local spinach from the farm, and have been making salads left and right. This is my go-to dressing that I whip up in under 4 minutes to dress our salads with! 

P.S. For my Instagram fam, here is the salad chopper I was telling you about! Find it here.

My go-to Lemon Vinaigrette

 

All-Purpose Lemon Vinaigrette
Yields 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  3. 1 tbsp minced garlic
  4. 1 lemon, juiced
  5. 1 tbsp raw honey
  6. Dash Himalayan sea salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. 1. Place all ingredients in a jar
  2. 2. Shake well until combined
  3. 3. Store in refrigerator until ready to use
  4. 4. Keep in an air-tight container for up to 1 week
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My go-to Lemon Vinaigrette

My go-to Lemon Vinaigrette

Lemonrecipes1Row One: Lemon Blueberry Muffins / Lemon Roasted Chicken with Capers, Garlic, and Artichokes / Lemon Basil Shrimp Salad

Row Two: Lemon Poppyseed Protein Pancakes / Ginger Infused Honey Lemonade Cocktails

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Rosemary Chicken Breasts from The Lemon Bowl

Lemon Raspberry Chia Pudding from The Healthy Maven

Mediterranean Zucchini Noodle Pasta from The Roasted Root

Lemon Salmon Kebobs from Fit Foodie Finds

Preserved Lemons from This American Bite

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins from A Girl Worth Saving

Lemony Green Sorrel Smoothie from With Food + Love

Lemon Herb Slow Cooker Chicken from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Lemon Vanilla Almond Pound Cake from An Edible Mosaic

Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops from View From Great Island

Grain-Free Meyer Lemon Bars from Tasty-Yummies

I was selected by American Express to contribute to their Tumblr community. As such I was paid for my services, but all opinions in general and about American express are my own.

 How do you reap the benefits of lemons?

Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette

Sometimes I like a little sliced fruit on top of my salads. What I like even more is a fruity, refreshing dressing.

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Strawberry Vinaigrette
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup organic strawberries
  2. 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  4. 1 tsp raw honey
Instructions
  1. 1. Combine all ingredients in a blender
  2. 2. Blend on high until smooth
  3. 3. Season with ground pepper
  4. 4. Store in fridge
Lexi's Clean Kitchen http://lexiscleankitchen.com/