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Summer Salad

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Summer Salad
Perfect light and fruity salad to enjoy with a summer BBQ.
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1/8 cup of lemon juice
  • 2 tsp of assorted spices
  • 4-5 cups of arugula salad
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
1. Toast 3/4 cup of pine nuts in a small pot with olive oil for 5 to 6 minutes on medium heat. 2. For the dressing, mix 1/3 cup olive oil, 1/8 cup of lemon juice and mixed spices in a bowl. (I use a tsp of basil leaves, 1 tsp of roasted pepper spice and salt and pepper). Add more or less based on your taste. 3. Place 4 to 5 cups of washed arugula in a large bowl. 4. Add the cooked pine nuts, 1 cup of washed strawberries, 2 medium chopped tomatoes, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.5. Add 3/4 of the dressing and serve immediately. Keep the last 1/4 to put on the vegetables in the next recipe!
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 5 mins Yield: 4 servings

Pineapple Chicken

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Pineapple Chicken
Summer brochettes that can be personalized time and time again. Great for entertaining!
  • 5 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tsp of chicken spices
  • 1 pineapple
  • 8 skewers
  • 16 stalks of asparagus
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 2 onions
In the morning 1. Place 2 to 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a Ziploc bag. 2. Add in 1/2 cup of teriyaki sauce, chicken spices, seal and mix. 3. Place in fridge to marinate. 
In the evening 1. Take out marinated chicken and slice into even cubes. (about 1 to 2 inches thick)2. Prepare the BBQ skewers by soaking them in water. (Only if your skewers are wooden. This will prevent them from burning on the grill). 3. Twist off the pineapple head and cut off both ends. Use Stokes' THINK KITCHEN PINEAPPLE SLICER to hollow out the pineapple. Remove fruit from skin and slice into chunks.4. Cut bell peppers into pieces the same size as your chicken. 5. Begin to assemble your skewers. Start with the pepper since it's the strongest and will hold the skewer together. 6. Spray Stokes' REMY OLIVIER BBQ GRILL and lay down your skewers.7. Add your asparagus and onion to the barbecue. Marinate them with a bit of your dressing from the salad. 8. Grill skewers until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are lightly charred.9. Serve straight from the grill to table. If you have any salad dressing left, you can brush over the skewers before plating.
Prep time: Cook time: Yield: 4 servings

Two great recipes to enjoy in your backyard and make you feel like your staycation isn't all that bad! Both recipes mix salty and sweet, are easy to prepare and pretty enough for entertaining!

Happy barbecuing!
A big thank you to Stokes for being your first featured blogger on your new blog, Stokes Saturdays!
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