Southwest Chicken Chopped Salad

Recently when visiting Washington DC we stopped for lunch at the Sculpture Garden Pavilion Cafe at the National Gallery of Art. On the menu was a Southwest Chicken Salad that not only looked good but tasted delish! I wanted to go back there the next day since I couldn’t stop thinking about it…but alas…we ended up at Hill Country BBQ – another great place to eat if you’re a big fan of brisket & ribs. But I couldn’t get that salad off my mind…so of course I had to make it at home. It turned out fabulous! The combination of flavors was just perfect…perfectly grilled southwestern-spiced chicken, fresh avocado, charred corn, black beans, crispy shallots, cotija cheese all piled on fresh salad greens and drizzled with chipotle-ranch dressing and bbq sauce…oh my! I will absolutely be making this salad again and again… Continue reading

Asian Ahi Tuna & Veggie Skewers

Asian Ahi Tuna & Veggie Skewers 1
When my Hubby and I have date night, we often go to places where we can order a good appetizer and a drink. Well, we went out this week and ordered one of our favorites only to find out they were out of tuna. That wasn’t going to stop me from wanting it, so the next day I decided to recreate this dish at home and made it for our lunch. My excellent Hubby said mine was better than the one at the restaurant…Oops! I hope he still takes me out for it, I like dressing up!
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