Must Try Recipe with In-Season Produce

One of the best things about summer is the fresh produce: watermelon, mango, corn, avocado, cilantro, raspberries. Mmmmm. One of the worst things about summer is the heat. So what’s a person to do when they want to cook with in-season ingredients without heating up the house? One word: Grill. Now combine the genius of grilling with a recipe that includes in-season produce, and you’ve got a scrumptious dinner in your future.


Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast with Watermelon – Jalapeno Salsa

Recipe Courtesy of Cooking through the Seasons: an everyday guide to enjoying the freshest foods by Cooking Light


1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
¾ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves, minced

4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Cooking spray

2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed seeded watermelon
1 cup (1/2-inch) cubed peeled ripe mango
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 small finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator up to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  2. Prepare grill
  3. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Combine watermelon and remaining ingredients. Serve watermelon mixture with chicken.

Serving Size: 1 chicken breast half and 1 cup salsa

Servings: 4

Calories: 304

Fat: 8.3g

Protein: 40.7g

Carbs: 15.9g

Fiber: 1.5g

Cholesterol: 108mg

Sodium: 540mg

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