Grilled Chicken, Watermelon and Tomato Salad

Prep Time:
Cook Time: 20 min
Serves: 4

Watermelon and tomatoes may seem like an unlikely pairing, but the sweetness of the fruit works perfectly with the slight acidity found in the tomatoes. Toss in crisp slices of romaine lettuce, and you’ve got a meal that not only tastes fresh and light, but looks great on your picnic table. Love to use fruit and vegetables in your meals come summer time? Share your favourite fruit and veggie recipes in our comments section.


Grilled Chicken, Watermelon and Tomato Salad:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast(s)
1/4 cup (60 mL) barbecue sauce
1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice

Watermelon Tomato Salad:

5 cups (1.25 L) seedless watermelon, diced
4 plum tomatoes, diced
1 cup (250 mL) red onion(s), diced
1/4 cup (60 mL) red wine vinegar
1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil
4 cups (1 L) Romaine lettuce, shredded
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) black pepper, freshly ground


Grilled Chicken, Watermelon and Tomato Salad

1 Preheat grill over medium-high heat.
2 Whisk together barbecue sauce and lemon juice in a small bowl. Pour over chicken breasts and coat on both sides with a brush.
3 Turn off burners on one half of the gas grill. Set chicken on cool side of grill and close lid. Grill chicken for 10 minutes, turn and cook another 10 minutes or until the temperature of the thickest part registers 165°F (74°C).
4 While the chicken is cooking prepare the salad by combing all the ingredients in a large bowl.
5 Serve salad with the grilled chicken pieces.

Watermelon Tomato Salad