Start by cooking the quinoa for Ci-lime-tro Quinoa Summer Salad. My quinoa is always fluffy ever since I started following these directions on how to make fluffy quinoa. You will want to start the quinoa ahead of time so it has time to cool before the chicken is ready. While your quinoa is cooking start marinating the chicken in the juice of 3 limes, 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar, lots of freshly ground cracked pepper, a dash of salt, a teaspoon of Olive Oil, and about 10 cilantro leaves chopped. Let the chicken marinate for at least an hour in the fridge (the longer the better to get the best flavor). When its time, fire up your grill.
Grill your chicken to perfection following these tips from Kayln's Kitchen,
Dice a tomato, avocado and chop some cilantro for your summer salad. The best part about this meal is that there is little prep! You are basically done prepping for your salad at this point.
adapted from My Recipes
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
the juice of three limes
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Olive Oil
10 cilantro leaves, chopped
Mix lime juice, sugar, pepper, salt and olive oil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add chicken and cilantro. Mix in a sealable plastic bag and let marinate for at least one hour in the refrigerator. Grill to perfection.
Voila! Perfectly marinated chicken breast.
Ci-lime-tro Quinoa Summer Salad
Adapted from myrecipes.com
3/4 cup (uncooked) quinoa, cooked and cooled
a can of black beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup corn kernels
1 large tomato, diced
1 avocado, diced
2 limes, juiced
1 tsp cumin
roughly 3-4 Tbs chopped Cilantro
Drizzle of Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
*I made this again the other day, and added some chopped yellow pepper, which made it even better because it added the perfect amount of crunch! I would definitely recommend.
Cook quinoa and chill. Mix quinoa, black beans, corn, tomato, avocado, lime juice, cumin and cilantro. Drizzle with Olive Oil. Salt & pepper to taste. Chill and serve.
Bon Appetit! Super easy and the flavors come together perfectly. Perfect for a grill out side dish.