Saturday, June 11, 2016

Cool and Refreshing!

Typically with the onset of the hot summer days, I am always searching for quick, simple light meal options.  One of my absolute favorite summer meals is a homemade chicken salad - either on a sandwich or served without bread with a side of fresh watermelon salad!

Today's lunch is a homemade chicken salad sandwich with fresh squeezed lemonade - YUM!  Here's my recipe for the most delicious chicken salad you've ever tried:

1 package chicken breast - boiled, cooled and cubed
2 - 3 stalks celery, diced
1 - 2 apples, diced
mayonnaise (I use Hellman's)
1 small red onion or shallot, diced
garlic & pepper

After cooking and cooling chicken and dicing all fresh ingredients, mix together in a bowl  Sometimes I substitute fresh diced apple pieces for dried cranberries and/or fresh, diced grapes!  Serve on bread or bed of lettuce - enjoy!

(photo courtesy All Recipes)

And, here is my favorite Watermelon Salad recipe - delicious:

1/2 large chilled seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 small red onion, sliced
1 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup minced fresh mint leaves
2 limes, juiced
1 (4 oz.) package crumbled feta cheese
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, or more to taste

Mix all ingredients together - enjoy!  (Hint, a fun serving idea for a party is to serve this salad in a hollowed out watermelon 'bowl'!)  We will be attending our monthly dinner club next Saturday and I will be bringing this Watermelon Salad to share with the group!  My mouth is watering just thinking about how yummy it will be!

Thanks for stopping by today ... take some time to enjoy the simple things in life - xoxo 


Starr said...

What a lovely summer meal, it's looks delicious!

Patty O'Malley said...

Sounds delicious! I'll be right over!

Lori said...

Looks yummy! I'm always looking for great lunch ideas. Have a wonderful week, Debbie!