There are ingredients you should always have on hand in the summertime for easy, no-cook meals. Today’s recipe features most of my favorites.
Rotisserie chicken – Less expensive than buying a whole, raw chicken! How could you pass this up? Use it in salads, on sandwiches, or serve with grilled vegetables this summer.
Avocado – Perfect on everything, from eggs to salads and sandwiches to guacamole on chips.
Tomatoes, Red Onions, Limes, and Fresh Herbs – No need to cook these fresh tasting produce items! They’ll brighten up any summer meal.
Since getting back from vacation I feel like working all day takes up so much time that I just don’t want to spend more than 20 minutes in the kitchen in the evening. I’d rather spend my nights feeling like I’m still on vacation with a glass of wine on the patio. This chicken salad is very refreshing with white wine. Try it with this amazing find at Trader Joe’s:
Pancake Cellars’ Big Day White is dangerously drinkable. It offers flavors of white peach, apple, cantaloupe, orange blossom, honeysuckle, and lemongrass. At least that’s what it says on the label. To me it just tastes like summertime perfection! Oh, and did I mention it’s only $5.99?
Pour yourself a glass and get started on the salad!
1 cooked chicken breast (5-6 oz, skin removed)
1 roma tomato, diced
2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
1/2 an avocado, diced
1/2 a lime, juiced
1/4 teaspoon cumin
Dash of salt and pepper
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped (optional)
1. Gently fold together all ingredients in a mixing bowl and serve. Boom.
Easy, right? I just took a break from house cleaning for 10 minutes to make and eat this. Tidying up the house is much more fun with a glass of wine, Spotify’s “Cleaning the House” mix playing, and fueled up with this refreshing salad.
What are your favorite summer meals and wines?