One of our favorite things to do when the weather is nice is to hit up our local farmer’s market for fresh greens & produce. When we first got married, Patrick and I would go every single Saturday! These days, as busy parents, our visits are few and far between. But when we do go, we go all out! I love grabbing whatever looks colorful and delicious enough to toss together in a big summer salad. For a heartier salad, grilled chicken is a must! As I’m addicted to all things Tex-Mex & Southwestern-inspired, it is no surprise that I’m teaming up with La Vaquita Cheese once again to share an oh-so-tasty Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe!
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Eating healthy & making nutritious meals is more important to me than ever now that I have a little one to think about. So I just love whipping up big colorful salads like this one for lunch & dinner. It’s so much fun to have Annie sit and watch me in the kitchen while I cook too. I’ll pick up an avocado or tomato and show it to her saying, “AVVOOOCAAADOO” or as I’m crumbling the cheese I’ll say, “Say cheeeeeese, Annie!” She isn’t quite sure what her mama’s doing, but it’s entertaining her nonetheless!
I’ve had a blast these past few months teaming up with La Vaquita Cheese and creating fun new recipes around their Queso Fresco. The crumbling cheese is so fun to top on any dish, and what’s not to love about a bit of extra cheese? You can see my recipe for Mexican Street Corn Dip & Texas-Style Queso Dip in these blog posts too. They make great dishes to bring to any summer party!
As always, thanks for stopping by the blog. Have a wonderful start to your weekend!
photos by Lauren Rathbun
Thank you to La Vaquita Cheese for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks to you guys for supporting the brands that make Lone Star Looking Glass possible. *Also thank you to On Point Custom Homes for letting us shoot in this fabbbbulous kitchen!