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.

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.

Grilled Chicken Tenders w/ Cilantro Pesto!

Tasty25 is all smiles about bringing you hot new recipes for your next outdoor get-together! Try this delicious recipe of Grilled Chicken Tenders w/ Cilantro Pesto sent in by Larry Craft of New Orleans, LA, which sports a mere 150 Calories per serving. It’s low-fat, low-sodium, and of course it’s good for you! Give this recipe a try, and let us know what you think by rating or leaving a comment below. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

1 Pound chicken tenders

2 Cups loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves

2 Scallions, sliced

1/4 Cup fresh lime juice

1/4 Cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 Tsp. chili powder

2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

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

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Whisk your fresh lime juice, soy sauce, olive oil, and chili powder in a large bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade in a small bowl. Add tenders to the remaining marinade, and toss to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, place cilantro, scallions, sesame seeds and the reserved marinade in a food processor and process until fairly smooth.

  4. Oil the grill rack. Remove the chicken from the marinade, (discard marinade) and grill until cooked through in the middle. (About 2 minutes per side.) Serve the chicken with the cilantro-sesame pesto.

  5. Eat & enjoy!

Thanks Larry 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.

Strawberry-Coconut Daiquiri!

As the temperature heats up, Tasty25 is helping you cool off with this delicious Strawberry-Coconut Daiquiri! Continue reading

Zesty Grilled Chicken w/ Tomato & Cucumbers

We just love to bring you wholesome meals like this! Try out this yummy recipe of Zesty Grilled Chicken w/ Tomato & Cucumbers, sent in by Eliza Anselmo of Bakersfield, CA. This meal is hearty, healthy, and gives even the most amateur of cooks an opportunity to serve a great meal with a food presentation that looks just as impressive as it tastes! Give this recipe a try, and whenever you finish preparing this awesome Tasty25 creation, send our Editor a photo at editor@tasty25.com. Happy Cooking!  – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 Medium tomato (Seeded and chopped.)

1/2 Small cucumber (Peeled, seeded and chopped.)

2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion

2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro

1 Tbsp. lime juice

1/2 Tsp. salt

Extra-virgin olive oil (Sparingly as needed.)

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

  1. Heat the grill over medium flame, or coals.

  2. While grill heats, toss together tomato, cucumber, onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt; Immediately  refrigerate for 20 mins.

  3. Brush chicken breasts lightly with olive oil, and grill breasts until cooked thoroughly. (About 7-8 mins per side.)

  4. Drain salsa mix, (if necessary), and serve over chicken breasts.

  5. Eat & enjoy!

Thanks Eliza 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.

Food In Focus: Fruits & Veggies; Facts You Never Knew!

Fruits and vegetables are essential to a balanced & healthy diet; but is the produce we buy from our local grocers helping or hurting our wellness? Continue reading

The Editor’s Own: Grilled Pineapple Delight

Hi Tasty25ers! I hope this article finds each and everyone of you well and in great health. It’s been a few weeks since i’ve shared one of my Tasty25 culinary creations with you, so here’s another one of my personal favorites! This Grilled Pineapple Delight recipe is a quick 10-minute appetizer and side-dish that you definitely must try during your next outdoor cookout. Sweet & smokey, with a touch of tangy flavor, this recipe is a great way to impress your house guests with something a bit different, while staying true to your healthy diet; only 80 calories per serving, and about 40% of your daily Vitamin-C needs! Happy Cooking, and don’t forget to send me a photo to editor@tasty25.com after you try it out! – David Jones II, Editor of Tasty25 Magazine

 

 

What you need:

Pineapple (Firm & ripe)

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Tbsp. honey

Tbsp. fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp. grated lime zest

1/4 Tsp. ground cloves

1 Tsp. ground cinnamon

1 Tbsp. dark rum (Optional)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 10 minutes; Serving size – 4-8 adults)

  1. Prepare your fire in a charcoal or gas gas grill.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, cloves, cinnamon, honey and lime juice to make the marinade; Whisk to blend together, and set aside.

  3. Next, cut off the crown of leaves and the base of the pineapple. Standing the pineapple upright, use a large sharp knife to pare off the skin, cutting downward just below the surface of the pineapple in long, vertical strips. After this step, cut off any remaining small brown “eyes” on the fruit. Stand the peeled pineapple upright again, and cut it in half lengthwise. Place each pineapple half with the cut-side down, and cut it lengthwise into four long wedges; then slice away the core.

  4. Place pineapple slices in the bowl with the marinade, and stir to coat pineapple.

  5. Place slices on grill and cook about 3 to 4 minutes, basting once or twice with remaining marinade. Turn the fruit and move it to a cooler part of the grill or reduce the heat. Baste again with the marinade. Grill about 3 more minutes until the pineapple is tender and golden.

  6. Take the pineapple from the grill, and place on a platter or individual plates. Brush with rum, if using, and sprinkle slices with the lime zest; Serve hot or warm.

  7. Eat & enjoy!

 What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.