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Melon Goat Cheese Salad

A and I had some friends over for our first BBQ of the season the other day, and in the spirit of eating healthy, we accompanied our steaks with baked potato wedges and the following refreshing salad (suggested by a work colleague - with a few tweaks of my own).

As a bonus, this salad can easily be prepared as a main course to eat for lunch! It's also a perfect potluck dish! Simply toss the following ingredients together:

*Note: no particular portions are included as you can play around with the quantities as you like

  • Lettuce (I used Boston Lettuce)
  • Red onion, chopped
  • Honeydew, cut into bite size cubes
  • Melon, cut into bite size cubes
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Crumbled goat cheese
  • Creamy poppy seed salad dressing (use as little or as much ad you'd like)
Simple and delicious! :)


- CK

Grilled Chicken and Artichoke Salad

Summer is upon us and it's time to take out your grilling tools! For A and I, summer is usually a time to reset our eating habits - key word HABIT. I'm the first one to know that eating healthy isn't always easy! Sticking to a routine that works is a challenge, but when you find fun and delicious recipes to work with, it makes the task that more easy! In order to get on that train, we've decided to include more salads in our diet. So, on our last grocery run, we made sure to buy ingredients that would help us create interesting salads. Here's one that was definitely a winner and that was SO easy to toss together!

Ingredients (yields 4 large portions):

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Montreal Chicken Spice
  • 4 handfuls of lettuce (any kind will do, I used mixed greens)
  • 1 can artichoke hearts, cut in quarters
  • 1/3 cup cubed feta cheese
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  1. Heat your BBQ on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes
  2. Cut your chicken breasts in half, along the long side (basically make them thinner) and spice them with the Montreal Chicken Spice on both sides
  3. Reduce your BBQ to medium-low heat and cook your chicken through, flipping occasionally
  4. While your chicken is cooking, toss together the lettuce, artichokes, feta cheese, sunflower seeds, and cherry tomatoes.
  5. Once your chicken is cooked, cut it into small cubes and add them to the mix.
  6. In a small bowl, thoroughly mix the olive oil, vinegar and honey.
  7. Add to the salad and mix well.
This is a perfect salad to make with any kind of left-over chicken!

Vegetarian option: Replace the chicken with shrimp, or simply omit the chicken! 


- CK