Grilled Chicken and Vegetables with Tomato Vinaigrette

This Grilled Chicken and Vegetables recipe with Tomato Vinaigrette 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 Chicken and Vegetables with Tomato Vinaigrette

Grilled veggies, perfectly grilled chicken, and my favorite dressing… Dinner is SERVED! The summer is great for so many reasons but one of my favorites is because of the abundance of vegetables available right from the farm. This salad is the best example I know of a summer vegetable bounty. I love how the grilled chicken and veggies are tied together with this savory tomato vinaigrette. This meal is totally customizable based on what vegetables are available to you and is sure to be a new family favorite.

Tips for Grilling Chicken

  1. Marinate your meat! Any meat that has had a change to be infused with flavor will taste better and be juicier (thanks to the addition of salt).
  2. Prep your grill: Make sure your grill is preheated and that the grates are clean! You want to make sure the grill has come up to the proper temperature. Cleaning the grates will ensure your chicken doesn’t stick. Right before you cook you can rub a little oil on your grates as well!
  3. Cook over indirect heat: While you want your grill to be preheated you do not want to cook over direct flame. Cooking over indirect flame will ensure the chicken doesn’t burn before it is cooked through inside.
  4. Cover your grill! Covering your grill will make sure the grill stays hot and that your food cooks quicker.
  5. Use a thermometer! Sure there are plenty of other tricks to figure out if your chicken is properly cooked, but the most fool proof is to use an instant read thermometer. You want it to read 165º in the thickest part of the chicken.

Can I make it without a grill?

Yes! While we love the charred smoky taste of the grill, this dish would still be perfectly acceptable on a grill pan inside of even if you need to, in a regular skillet! Do what works for you, either way a nice marinated juicy piece of chicken will be delicious with all these veggies and tomato vinaigrette.

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Grilled Veggie & Grilled Chicken Salads with Tomato Vinaigrette

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 0:30 Serves 2

Ingredients

    For the chicken

    For the veggies

    For the Tomato Vinaigrette

    Directions

    • Toss chicken in extra virgin olive oil and spices, set aside
    • Cut veggies and toss in oil and salt, set aside
    • Spray the grill and heat to 350 400 degrees
    • Place the chicken breasts on one side
    • On the other side place a layer of greased tin foil and place the veggies on top
    • Cook for about 7-8 minutes then flip over
    • Cook veggies until desired softness, and cook chicken until fully cooked
    • Make the dressing by combining ingredients in your high-speed blender and blending until smooth
    • Taste and adjust spices as needed
    • Serve with veggies warm or hot over a bed of spinach!
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    Protein Fudgsicles

    These super simple chocolate Fudgesicles are so rich and creamy, but made without any dairy at all! Made simply with only a handful of ingredients these naturally sweetened popsicles will be loved by both kids and adults alike.

    Dairy-Free Chocolate Fudgesicles

    These simple but delicious Fudgesicles are made with coconut milk and chocolate and require no special machine to make them other than a blender and a popsicle mold. They’re creamy and delicious. But best of all there is a hidden nutritional component to it! You can optionally add either a protein powder of choice or collage protein to your fudgesicle to give it super powers!

    Ingredients needed for Healthy Fudgesicles

    • Coconut milk
    • Dark chocolate chips (dairy-free, if you need it)
    • Protein powder of choice or Collagen Peptides
    • Vanilla Extract
    • Maple syrup

    How to Easily Get Popsicles Out of the Mold

    There are a few tricks you can use to get popsicles out of the molds but the easier one I’ve tried so far is to stick the popsicle mold in a big bowl of hot water. Place the entire mold inside of the water, making sure though not to get any of the water inside of the popsicles. Leave it in there for about 30 seconds and remove. Then all of the popsicles should easily pop out! If you have individual molds than you can stick each popsicle in a tall glass of hot water.

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    Protein Fudgsicles

    Total Time 0:00 Yields 6

    Ingredients

    Directions

  • 1. Heat coconut milk and chocolate and mix well to combine
  • 2. Transfer chocolate coconut milk mixture to the blender
  • 3. Add in protein powder, vanilla, and maple- blend until smooth
  • 4. Taste and adjust sweetener as desired
  • 5. Pour into popsicle molds and let freeze over night
  • Recipe Notes

  • Servings: 6
  • Amount per serving: 1
  • 181 calories
  • 12g fat
  • 8g carbs
  • 9g protein
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    Spiralized Chipotle Slaw

    This Chipotle Slaw is smoky and spicy and made special with spiralized veggies! It’s gluten-free and paleo and the perfect slaw to bring along to a potluck or to serve at your next BBQ.

    Chipotle slaw in a bowlSpiralized Chipotle Slaw Recipe

    This spicy Chipotle Slaw is so unique thanks to the addition of spiralized veggies! While this slaw still uses cabbage we added in some nutrient dense veggies to make this slaw special. Along with the smoky and spicy chipotle mayo dressing, this slaw is a great dish to bring along to a potluck or serve at your next BBQ.

    What are spiralized veggies?

    Spiralized veggies are veggies that are cut with a Spiralizer! It’s basically just a device that makes noodle like strings from veggies. It’s perfect for making noodles out of just about anything. We love using it to make zucchini noodles for dishes like this and this.

    chipotle mayo being mixed upIngredients Needed for Slaw

    • Carrots
    • Cabbage
    • Zucchini
    • Yellow Squash
    • Mayo, store bought or homemade
    • Canned chipotle in adobo
    • Apple cider vinegar
    • Garlic powder
    • Cumin
    • Salt and Pepper
    • Bacon

    Spiralized veggiesWays to use this Chipotle Coleslaw

    While we are partial to eating it straight from the bowl, there are plenty of ways to use this slaw:

    Chipotle mayo being poured on vegetables

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    Chipotle Slaw
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    Ingredients
    1. 2 cups spiralized or shredded carrots
    2. 1 cup shredded cabbage
    3. 2 cups spiralized zucchini
    4. 2 cups spiralized yellow squash
    5. 5 strips nitrate-free bacon, cooked crispy
    6. 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp homemade mayo or your favorite store-bought mayo*
    7. 2 tbsp sriracha, more as desired
    8. Pinch of cayenne pepper + 1 tsp chipotle spice
    9. Optional: 2 cups shredded chicken
    Instructions
    1. Using your sprializer, vegetable peeler, or mandolin shred or spiralize your vegetables
    2. Place all veggies into a large mixing bowl
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together mayo, sriracha, and spice
    4. Pour mayo into the vegetable bowl and mix to combine**
    5. Add in crispy bacon and store in the refrigerator covered until serving
    Notes
    1. *Adjust spices/mayo amount as needed here depending on level of creaminess desired.
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    Chili Garlic Chicken Satay Skewers

    These Chili Garlic Chicken Satay Skewers are packed with flavor and are so simple to prepare! Serve with a delicious almond butter dipping sauce and you’re in heaven! These make a delicious appetizer or light meal and are gluten-free, Whole30 compliant and Paleo friendly.

    chili lime chicken skewers recipeChili Garlic Chicken Satay Skewers Recipe

    I love Summer entertaining and am always looking for a simple, healthy, and flavorful appetizer to make during summer BBQs. These Chili Garlic Chicken Satay Skewers are loaded with flavor and are great for serving a crowd! They take less than 30 minutes to make and will be a party favorite. They’d also make a nice light summer meal when served with a side such as this Herb and Cucumber Salad or some Cauliflower Rice.
     
    To make this dish quickly marinate the chicken with a garlic and lime sauce, then threaded and cook on a hot grill. Serve with the creamy almond butter dipping sauce! Never heard of satay? It’s a popular Indonesian dish of seasoned, skewered meat serve with a dipping sauce. They are jam-packed with flavor and perfect year round because you can cook them on a grill or a grill pan.

    chicken skewers appetizer on a stickIngredients Needed

    • Chicken Breast
    • Coconut Aminos
    • Garlic Chili Paste
    • Sesame Oil
    • Honey
    • Creamy Almond Butter
    • Garlic
    • Fresh ginger

    Why do you need to soak the skewers?

    Soaking the skewers in water before you grill prevents them from burning up! If you’ve ever grilled skewers that haven’t been soaked, you’ll know what I mean. Soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling. Alternatively, if you have metal skewers you could use those here too.

    chicken satay skewers on a plate

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    Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 0:20 Serves 4

    Ingredients

      Marinade Ingredients

      Other Ingredients

      • 1 lb. organic boneless skinless chicken tenders

      Directions

      1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together marinade ingredients and set aside.
      2.  Slice chicken into strips and skewer onto bamboo skewers.
      3. Brush chicken with marinade. Set aside extra marinade to use for later.
      4. Using a greased grill pan or grill, cook chicken skewers over medium-high heat for 8 minutes each side, or until chicken is fully cooked through and no pink remains.
      5. Brush with leftover marinade and serve!
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      Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

      This Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread is the perfect way to use up all the zucchini that summer brings, while also sneaking in some veggies in a healthy treat. This zucchini bread is so moist and decadent while still being nutrient-dense, Paleo-friendly and dairy-free!

      Close up shot of gluten free chocolate zucchini breadGluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread

      This Zucchini Bread is a delicious treat that nobody will even think there is zucchini added to it! This bread is decadent while still being healthy and will be sure to become a staple every summer in your house. This healthy Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini bread is made with almond flour and so dang delicious! It’s easily made in 1-bowl and is paleo friendly and dairy-free. The zucchini adds just the right amount of moisture to the bread and we of course love the added nutrition!

      Profile shot of gluten free zucchini breadHere is what you need to make it:

      • Almond Flour
      • Coconut Flour
      • Cocoa Powder
      • Coconut Sugar
      • Espresso Powder
      • Baking Powder
      • Sea Salt
      • Chocolate Chips
      • Zucchini
      • Eggs
      • Avocado Oil
      • Unsweetened Apple Sauce
      • Maple Syrup
      • Vanilla Extract

      Gluten free chocolate zucchini bread slices

      Can you leave out the Espresso Powder?

      Yes! Espresso powder just enhances the chocolate flavor. It’s a minimal amount, but if you want to avoid any caffeine feel free to omit this ingredient.

      Why Apple Sauce?

      You won’t taste it at all! Apple sauce is a great ingredient to use to add moisture to a bread without needed to add lots of oil. While there is still oil in here, I like to use apple sauce in combination with it to get the right texture.

      How to Store this Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

      Store this bread in the refrigerator or freezer after it has been cooled. In the refrigerator it will last a couple of days. You can leave it at room temperature for a few hours to take the chill off if desired. It will last up to 1 month in the freezer. Let it sit at room temperature uncovered to defrost. 

      paleo chocolate zucchini bread

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      Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

      Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 00:50 Total Time 01:05 Serves 8-10

      Ingredients

      Directions

      1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease and line a 9" x 5" (1.5 quart) loaf pan with parchment paper. 
      2. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, oil, apple sauce, maple syrup, coconut sugar and vanilla extract until well combined.
      3. To the bowl add almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, espresso, baking powder, and sea salt and mix very well until fully combined.
      4. Fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
      5. Place in the loaf pan and smooth down the top.
      6. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the oven is clean with just a few moist crumbs.

      Recipe Notes

      This recipe was originally published in 2016, and republished in 2019 with new photos.

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      Avocado and Corn Salsa

      This Corn Avocado Salsa recipe is a quick and delicious side to serve up with just about anything! This cool summer side dish is easy to make and is gluten and dairy free!

      Corn and avocado salsa recipe in a bowlAvocado and Corn Salsa Recipe

      This is the perfect summery side dish to serve when the weather is HOT. This Avocado and Corn Salsa comes together quickly. It is the perfect easy side dish to throw together and flies off the table! This dish is served great with nearly anything, but we especially like it for other quick cooking summer dishes like this Blackened Fish, quick Chicken Tacos or this Garlic and Lime Grilled Steak.

      Corn Salsa Ingredients

      • Fresh Corn on the Cob
      • Red Onion
      • Cherry Tomatoes
      • Avocado
      • Olive Oil
      • Lime
      • Cilantro
      • Salt and Pepper

      Corn salsa with avocado plated with fishMethods to Cook the Corn

      The only piece of this salsa that needs to be cooked is the corn! There are a few different methods you can use to cook it. You can quickly boil it, as we suggest in the recipe. Or you could grill it! Additionally you can also cook corn in the Instant Pot using these directions here.

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      Corn Avocado Salsa
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      Ingredients
      1. 2 local organic corn on the cob
      2. 1/2 red onion, finely diced
      3. 1/2 cup fresh grape tomatoes, cut in half
      4. 1 avocado, cubed
      5. 1/2 tsp ground garlic (from garlic mill, or garlic powder), more to taste
      6. 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
      7. Juice from one lime
      8. Dash of Himalayan sea salt, more to taste
      9. Optional: 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
      Instructions
      1. 1. Grill or boil corn
      2. 2. Cut corn kernels off and place into bowl
      3. 3. Add tomato, onion, and avocado and mix together
      4. 4. Add cilantro, ground garlic, lime juice, oil, and salt, mix together to combine
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