On Saturdays, we try out a recipe from a fellow food blogger from around the country. Check out Lyndi’s blog…NWA Foodie!
If you’re a loyal reader of TMR, you know of the respect and admiration I have for Lyndi and her wonderful food blog. Whenever I need a can’t miss, delicious recipe…I turn to a handful of bloggers. Lyndi is on that list. Her Grilled Chicken Breast with Fresh Jalapeno-Cilantro Tomato Relish certainly did not disappoint.
This is my kind of recipe. I love every single ingredient, and fortunately, they are all easy to find at any grocery store. And this is a perfect summertime concoction…very light and refreshing ingredients that blend together in such harmony.
Given my new living arrangements (small apartment), I did have to change a few things up a bit. First, I no longer have a grill. A Texan without a grill is like a baseball player without a glove. But I’m no longer a Texan, so…oh well. Second, due to a small kitchen and lack of preparation time, I passed on the “cutlet step”. Instead, I just hammered the chicken breasts down to help decrease the cooking time.
This recipe is simple and absolutely delicious. Whenever I am scanning recipes to prepare, there are certain ingredients that always jump out at me. CILANTRO! I love cilantro…to me, it’s the king of all herbs. I’d eat cilantro ice cream if one of those hip ice cream shops put it on the menu for a week.
From start to finish, look to spend about 30 minutes. Make sure to chop/dice your jalapenos, onions, and tomatoes pretty small. Take your time with the relish construction. There’s such a wonderful blending of flavors, highlighted by the subtle sugar.
I prepared a side of potatoes and green beans to accompany the chicken. The entire meal was a trifecta of greatness (healthy, delicious, and well liked). I even got a few “ooohs”.
Again, if you get some free time…please check out NWA Foodie. It’s just a great read! Lyndi has recipes, giveaways, and an overall perspective on food that you’ll enjoy. AND…she is very approachable! Drop her an email or a tweet…she’s always willing to answer a question or give amazing recommendations.