Chopped Asian BBQ Chicken Salad with Honey-Sesame Crackers
You guys I love my fruit salsas.
To be honest I have not always been a fan of salsa. Before this year I never even went near the stuff. I was a “don’t let that lime juice, cheese, or whatever else, come near my fruit”, kind of girl.
If I wanted a peach, I just wanted a peach. Not a peach with some grilled corn, a jalapeño and some spices.
So what the heck changed?
Well, for one I have been reading Jessica’s blog for years and I 100% blame her for planting this whole fruit salsa concept in my brain. If anyone loves fruit salsa more than me, it is her. All I have to say is thank you Jessica! Best obsession possible!
Second? When I started this blog, I realized I needed to try some different things for the sake of not coming across as totally boring (which, I am).
The rest is all history and I am now addicted to fruit salsa. For the next two and half months expect tons of fruit salsa on pretty much everything I post. You name the fruit and my guess is that by the end of the summer I will have turned it into some kind of weird sounding salsa, that I of course, promise will be delicious.
I am sorry if you are not into this whole concept of fruit in your salsa and all over your food.
Lucky for you it can always be left out. But really you should just make it, because I think you’ll really like it. For example, my Dad who was just like me and thought fruit was only to be eaten in its original pure form, is now convinced it’s a darn good thing. I heard through the grapevine that he was telling his buddies down at the gym all about the fruit salsas.
If he tells the dudes at the gym, then it has to be good. Trust me.
He only tells those guys about the good stuff. They’re some of his very favorite people.
Here’s the deal, I think it is time for some healthy food.
I know, but after those cookies yesterday, the homemade coconut caramel snickers bars on Sunday, the milkshake on Friday… and the post I have coming up… I think some healthy food is needed. I am even thinking salad tomorrow, not sure, but I am thinking it.
Honestly, we do not just shovel in sweets day in and day out. I like salads, lots of quinoa, and well sometimes I’ll even throw in a healthy dessert….
Oh and I know the whole cheesy polenta thing may sound well cheesy, but in my brain cheese is considered a health food. Protein, calcium – both healthy things!
Plus, aren’t they saying salmon is one of the healthiest fish in the sea?
I’d say this is a pretty dang healthy meal, I mean so colorful!
Oh and the blackened seasoning on the salmon is so gooood!! Like crazy awesome, definitely one of my favorite ways to do salmon and also my go-to salmon seasoning!
Oh and it’s just a little bit spicy, which I read somewhere that spicy foods are good for your metabolism. They are also good for boosting the immune system.
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Okay, excited yet?
Very nice, only criticism: don’t misspell “charred” in the title of the recipe, it disappoints people trying to find ways to use chard.
Easy to make and very fresh taste for salmon. I really enjoyed it. Great recipe!
Thank you so much Sachin!
Hello, of course this paragraph is in fact good and I have learned lot of things from it regarding blogging.
Being west coasters, we are huge salmon fans. Would love for you to come back and share over at Scrumptious Sunday! http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.ca/p/scrumptious-sunday-link-party.html
Thank you so much! We love salmon too!
Just made your blackened salmon tonight but instead of the polenta and salsa I put it over a bed of lentils made with shallots, garlic, fresh lime juice, and goat cheese. It was SO delicious! Loved the seasoning on the salmon and can’t wait to make your full version!
Ya!! That sounds delicious! I am so glad you loved the salmon! Thanks for try it, Natalie!
You are not boring girl! I love reading your posts! And fruit salsa=delish! 😉
Awe, thank you!! That makes me smile!!
Uau this is amazing:) I love it!
I absolutely adore blackened salmon, and Jessica 😉 So this is definitely a win!
Great photos and delicious recipe 🙂 Have a great week!
Thank you, Rachel!! Hope you have a great night and weekend!
Fruit salsas are the best! This looks absolutely incredible! You have a gift Tieghan 🙂
HA! Don’t know about that, but thank you!
I always love you comments, Nessa!
Saw this today, made it tonight. It was awesome. Had to make a few adjustments since I didn’t have a couple ingredients, but it was excellent. The flavors melded wonderfully. I, too, have not been a fan of fruited salsas. Enh~ But, this one was so good with the fish and wasn’t overly sweet. We really enjoyed it and will be making it again soon. It is rather spicy- we liked it that way- but if you don’t , just cut back a little on the cayenne, hot sauce, and jalapeno (we actually used poblano). But, you must try it!
YES!! So happy you tried this and loved it!! I will have to try your suggestions soon!!
This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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We hope to see you there!
I can see my husband loving this. I have never had polenta. If he has it was at a restaurant when he traveled alot on his job.
Ya! I hope you give it a try! Thanks Charlotte!
Love this dish! The cheesy polenta sounds amazing with salmon. LOVE your pictures too!
Thank you so much!
Definitely need to make this for dinner! Love me some cheesy polenta!
Thanks Lauren! The cheesy polenta is so good!
Oh, you had me at cheesy polenta. Gorgeous dish!
Thank you so much, Jennifer!