I probably make too many chicken salads, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I like to have fresh, easy options for lunches, and I try to add variety to my dishes. I came across an amazing recipe that paired Mexican flair with one of my favorite fruits, and I had to give it a go. Add this to your favorite salad, and consider it the best lunch you’ve had all year!
Typical salads can get boring day after day, but this pairing adds a refreshing twist. I started browsing Yahoo! Food to find recipes and cooking inspiration. Sometimes a food blogger gets blogging block. It happens! I love browsing Yahoo! Food’s visual website with images, video, and interesting articles all rolled up into one. I can totally see my Twitter feed being taken over by their content. It is awesome stuff to re-share!
While I was scrolling, I came across a recipe for apple pico de gallo. Now, I love Mexican food. I could probably have tacos every day and live off of chips and salsa. And, you can never have enough cilantro. Yet, I had never been adventurous enough to try pairing fruit with spicy Serrano peppers. The idea was intriguing, and I quickly bought all the ingredients.
- Green apples
- White onion
- Serrano chile
- Salt & pepper
You can get the whole recipe (along with a TON of others!) on Yahoo! Food. This one in particular comes from Julia Bainbridge, who used to work for Bon Appetit.
After I stirred up what smelled like the best idea ever, I knew it would be perfect on a salad. I added one tablespoon of olive oil to a skillet, and I sauteed two chicken cutlets. I seasoned them with rosemary and parsley, and I cooked them for seven minutes or so. Pile chicken and apple pico de gallo atop a bed of romaine lettuce, and lunch is served!
The pinch of sugar gave this an overall sweetness that was irresistible, and the cilantro seemed to pair nicely with the apple. I never would have thought to try this idea on my own, but I’m so glad I have a new lunch favorite! I already have leftovers in the fridge waiting for me for tomorrow.
With Yahoo! Food, you can pore over photos, surprising and sophisticated recipes, stories on the top food trends, the best cooking tools, new techniques, and everything you need to feel inspired.
Yahoo! Food has brought together an all-star team of editors, including Managing Editor Sarah McColl; former Bon Appetit senior web editor, Julia Bainbridge; Rachel Tepper who joined from Huffington Post Food; and Alex Van Buren, who has written for Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Martha Stewart Living.
Are you going to head to Yahoo! Food for recipe inspiration?