The calendar might not officially say it’s summer yet, but we can all agree that summer is basically here, right? I mean, it’s hot, the pools are open, and the grills are smoking – it’s summer! I’ve waxed poetic about my love of winter and how I could totally do withou summer, but I really do try to enjoy it while it’s here. After all, summer comes every year whether I like it not, so I might as well try to make the best of it!
I love grilling out, and this chicken with pineapple salsa is my new favorite recipe. It’s got so much flavor, and it really just screams “summer” – it is made for warm, lazy days. The combination of flavors in the salsa is the perfect mix of sweet and savory, and we even ate the leftovers with tortilla chips. Super delicious!
PS – in case you’re wondering why our grill looks like it has no grates, we’re using a non-stick grill mat, which makes clean up super easy, but still allows for those awesome grill marks on the food.
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 boneless skinless chicken breast, but in two pieces
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 fresh pineapple, cut into strips
1/2 avocado, pitted and peeled
1/2 small white onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
salt and pepper, as needed
tortilla chips, if desired
Adapted from Family Circle Magazine