Spicy Watermelon Salad

Watermelon salad is a wonderful side on a hot day. The texture sweetness of watermelon makes it fun to get creative.


4 cups cubed watermelon
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 jalapeño pepper
1/3 cup goat cheese (optional)

In a large bowl mix watermelon and lemon juice. On the side remove the seeds of the jalapeño and then slice into thin strips. Add half of the jalapeño to the bowl and mix well. Serve cold with optional cheese crumbled on top.


Rainbow Salad

With the weather getting nice it is fun to play with everything fresh in the market.

1 Yellow Bell Pepper
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Orange Bell Pepper
1 Jalapeño
1 Cucumber
1/2 Cup Cilantro
1/2 Lemon
1 TBS Honey
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Start by cutting all the bell peppers and cucumber in to small pieces and add to bowl. Remove seeds from Jalapeño and dice small, add to bowl. Chop cilantro, add to bowl and toss. Add juice of the lemon, honey, salt and paper. Combine and allow the whole dish to chill in fridge for an hour. Serve cold. Enjoy!


Berry Blast Salad

You may have seen the Wendy’s commercial for the new berry blast salad. Every time I see it I want to run out and try it. Since not all dressing is gluten free I decided to make my own version.

Ingredients: 4 servings

2 Full Chicken Breast
1/4 cup red wine
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 balsamic vinegarate ( use any kind you like or your own by whisking lime juice, balsamic vinegar and a touch of olive oil)
1 head of red leaf, spring mix or Romain lettuce
1 cup raspberry
1 cup blueberry
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 feta cheese crumbled

Salt and pepper chicken breast and let it marinade for at least one hour in red wine and 1 Tbsp of the balsamic vinegar. When ready, place in oven at 450 degrease for 15-20 minutes until cooked completely turning half way. While chicken cooks, cut and clean lettuce. Place lettuce into large bowl and toss with a little salt and pepper (restaurant trick) . In a separate bowl, combine berries with 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar and toss. When your ready to serve, mix lettuce with vinaigrette (homemade or store-bought) and portion into bowls. Top each salad with a big handful of berry mix and sliced chicken. You should be able to get a nice four portions from this recipe. Sprinkle the final product with feta cheese and enjoy.