Tasty25 TV: Strawberry & Peach Salad w/ Chicken!

It’s never a bad idea to whip up a balanced salad in the kitchen for lunch or dinner! Check out Episode 2 of Tasty25 TV, as we bring you a Strawberry & Peach Salad w/ Chicken recipe submitted by a very special Tasty25 contributor – Chef Dana Herbert of New Castle, Delaware. Chef Hebert recently competed for Buddy Valastro’s 8-week baking contest “Next Great Baker” on the cable television network TLC™, and won first place! His culinary creations have also been featured on several other cable TV networks, including WeTV™ and QVC™, and it’s an honor to welcome this world-class baker & food enthusiast to our food conscious community. His salad recipe is a complete meal consisting of only 390 calories per serving, contains 33% of your daily Vitamin A recommendation, and over 124% of your Vitamin C! Give Chef Dana’s recipe a try, and let us know what you think by rating and/or commenting. Enjoy, be food conscious, and Happy Cooking!  – David Jones II, Editor

 

 

What you need:

2  6-oz chicken breasts

2 Bunches of spinach/baby spinach (Washed, dried, and cut if needed.)

3 Cups sliced strawberries

1 Cup sliced peaches

1/2 Cup walnuts

2 Tbsp. poppy seeds

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp. honey

1/2 Tsp. dry mustard

1/4 Tsp. black pepper powder

Pinch of sea salt & paprika

 

Photo by: Erik Meyer

 

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 15 minutes; Serving size – 4 adults)

  1. Using a whisk, combine the lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. of olive oil, dry mustard, poppy seeds, and a pinch of salt & paprika until all ingredients are dissolved; Place dressing in the refrigerator.

  2. Next, heat your oven to 350 degrees; Place walnuts & almonds on a metal baking tray, and toast in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

  3. Cut the chicken breasts into even horizontal strips; Place on a cooking grill, and grill until cooked all the way through. (10-15 minutes.)

  4. After the chicken is thoroughly cooked, toss torn spinach leaves, strawberries, and peaches in a large bowl, and drizzle the refrigerated dressing over it.

  5. Now add walnuts, and top salad with grilled chicken; serve immediately.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Chef Dana for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Refreshingly Raw Zucchini Salad!

A well balanced & delicious salad for 2! Check out this Refreshingly Raw Zucchini Salad recipe submitted by Ola Andersson of Stockholm, Sweden; this 10-minute meal is only 330 calories per serving, cholesterol free, very high in dietary fiber, and gives you over 140% of your daily suggested level of Vitamin C! Make sure to share your opinion on this awesome recipe by leaving a rating & comment, and we hope you enjoy this great dish. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

CALORIE COUNT: 330 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 640 grams

 

What you need:

1 Zucchini

1 Red onion

1 Peach

6 Cherry tomatoes

1/2 Cup Alfalfa sprouts

1/2 Cup lentils

1/4 Cup parsley

1/4 Tsp. Sea salt

1 Tsp. black pepper

1/2 Tbsp. olive oil

Apple cider vinegar

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 10 minutes; Serves 2 adults.)

  1. Grade the zucchini, length wise, on a coarse cheese grater (avoid the center if the seeds are too big)

  2. Slice the red onion in thin slices, cut the tomatoes and the peach into wedges, and coarsely chop the parsley.

  3. Put all of the above ingredients in a large bowl along with the Alfalfa sprouts; Season with the salt & pepper, and mix ingredients together gently with your hands.

  4. Serve on 2 plates, adding lentils if desired; Drizzle olive oil and vinegar to taste.

  5. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Ola for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Grape, Avocado & Cherries Salad!

A simple & eclectic meal worthy of the Tasty25 Magazine Hall of Fame! Check out this unique Grape, Avocado & Cherries Salad recipe submitted by Kathy Focca of Toronto in Ontario, Canada; it’s a healthy & delicious creation that’s only 263 calories per serving, and packed with wholesome carbohydrates & fiber! This makes for a perfect summertime snack or quick post-workout meal for any & all ages. Give this recipe a try, share your thoughts by leaving a rating & comment below, and we hope you enjoy! Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

CALORIE COUNT: 263 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 1 Adult

 

What you need:

1/2 Cup green seedless grapes

1/2 Cup cubed avocado

1/2 Cup pitted cherries

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serves 1 adult.)

  1. Cut your grapes and cherries into halves, and then slice your avocado into small cubes.

  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix all of the ingredients together until evenly mixed; Serve immediately, or if ingredients are room temperature, place in the freezer for 5 minutes before serving.

  3. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Kathy for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Breaded Chicken Cubes!

We’ve got a pretty nifty recipe for you today from one of our own! This recipe of Breaded Chicken Cubes was sent in by Jordan Bridges, Chief of Marketing for Tasty25 Magazine! Trust us when we say that they’re an excellent blend of wholesome flavor & health. Jordan’s Breaded Chicken Cubes make for a great appetizer, or a delicious addition to any salad mix. Give this recipe a try, and let us know what you think by rating or leaving a comment below. Have a great day, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

1/2 Pound chicken breasts (Cut into cubes)

1 Small package of unseasoned bread crumbs. (Use gluten-free bread crumbs to make recipe gluten free!)

1 Egg

2 Tsp. basil

Tsp. oregano

1/4 Tsp. sea salt

1 Tsp. ground black pepper

Extra-virgin olive oil

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Serves 2-4 adults.)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees °F.

  2. Rinse and cut chicken breasts into cube chunks.

  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix egg, salt, pepper, oregano, and basil until evenly mixed; Coat chicken in seasoned egg mix.

  4. Place bread crumbs in an additional medium-sized bowl, then take coated chicken chunks and evenly coat in bread crumbs.

  5. Lightly grease a baking pan with olive oil; Bake chicken for 15-17 minutes, or until crispy.

  6. Place toothpicks in chicken chunks and serve on a plate, or add to any salad.

  7. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Jordan for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Mojito Fruit Salad!

A true one-of-a-kind healthy & delicious recipe! This Mojito Fruit Salad, sent in by Lillian Vargas from San Antonio, TX, is a tasty & creative way to get in your daily serving of fruit, along with 100% of your daily suggested Vitamin-C intake! This sweet tasting treat takes only 5 minutes to make, and can be served fresh or chilled in the refrigerator for an hour before serving. Rate and comment below, let us know what you think, and Happy Cooking!  – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

1 Cup cubed, seeded watermelon

1 Cup seedless grapes

1 Cup cubed cantaloupe

1 Cup strawberries (Cut in halves.)

1 Cup kiwi (Peeled & cut into quarters.)

1 Cup fresh blueberries

3 Sprigs fresh mint

1 Tsp. white granulated sugar

1 Tsp. honey

2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serving size – 4-6 adults)

  1. Mix the watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe, strawberries, and kiwi in a bowl with a tight-fitting lid; Top fruit mixture with blueberries.

  2. Stir mint, sugar, and lime juice together in a bowl, crushing mint with the back of a spoon while mixing to extract flavors; Pour over fruit mixture.

  3. Just before serving, gently toss or flip the sealed bowl several times to coat the fruit with the dressing. (Serve fresh, or refrigerate 1 hour before serving for cold salad.)

  4. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Lillian for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Shrimp, Grapefruit, and Avocado Salad!

The most UNIQUE salad Tasty25 Magazine has ever seen! This Shrimp, Grapefruit, and Avocado Salad sent in by Veronica Fisher of Little Rock, AK is a healthy & delicious meal or side-dish that touts less than 230 calories per serving! With succulent shrimp, and an interesting blend of citrusy flavor, this salad is a must try. Try this recipe out, let us know what you think, and Happy Cooking!  – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

1 1/2 Cups of red grapefruit sections (About 2 grapefruits.)

3/4 Pound large shrimp (Cooked, peeled, and deveined.)

1 Avocado, peeled & cubed (Yields around 1 cup.)

4 Cups slivered romaine lettuce

2 Tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Tbsp. minced fresh chives

Tbsp. fresh grapefruit juice

1 Tsp. clover honey

1/8 Tsp. ground white pepper

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serving size – 4 adult)

  1. Combine the grapefruit sections, shrimp, and chives in a medium-sized bowl, and set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the grapefruit juice, olive oil, pepper, and clover honey to make dressing.

  3. Place lettuce in a large bowl, and drizzle with dressing, tossing gently to coat; divide among 4 plates.

  4. Divide the shrimp mixture, avocado, and chives amongst each salad plate.

  5. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Veronica for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Autumn Chopped Salad!

A light & refreshing salad with green apples, Craisins™, blue cheese crumbles, and almonds? Sign us up! Tasty25 is pleased to bring you this wonderful Autumn Chopped Salad recipe sent in by food blog & Tasty25 contributor Hungry Cupcakes from Henderson, NV. It takes less than 5 minutes to put this delightful culinary creation together, and your taste buds will not be disappointed! Try it out, let us know what you think, and Happy Cooking!  – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

2 Granny Smith green apples (Diced)

1 Head of lettuce

3/4 Cup of Craisins™

3/4 Cup of blue cheese crumbles

1/2 Cup crushed almonds

1/2 Cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serving size – 2 adults)

  1. Chop head of lettuce for the salad; Rinse, and place in a medium-sized salad bowl.

  2. Add balsamic vinaigrette dressing to lettuce, and then place the green apples, Craisins™, blue cheese crumbles, and crushed almonds on top.

  3. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Hungry Cupcakes for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.