Joanna Anastasia


The best watermelon salsa chicken tacos

Watermelon salsa chicken tacos

If you’re looking for new summer recipes, look no further, because this really is the best watermelon salsa chicken tacos ever! With the home made chicken marinade ( really simple) and refreshing watermelon, these healthy tacos will become your new summer favourites !

And isn’t the juicy watermelon with fresh chilies and cilantro the very quintessence of summer? Paired with freshly grilled chicken and ( if you’re as lucky as me here ) fresh salad from the garden, it’s really amazing!

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So, let’s get started. First, the marinade. If you’re like me, and you’re usually buying the ready made marinades, then I won’t judge you. We’ve all been there. But since I started marinating my meat at home, I see it’s really easy, and my meat has more taste and much less added sugar and salt ( check the ingredient list on the bottle.. Scary right? )

Watermelon salsa chicken tacos

Cilantro lime chicken marinade

This is for 4 chicken breast.

1 cup olive oil
Juice from 2 limes
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 cup fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh jalapeño pepper ( cut in tiny pieces)
A pinch of salt & pepper

Mix it all together, pour over chicken breast, and let marinate for at least 4 hours.

Grill your meat on the grill, and cut in stripes for the tacos.

While the chicken is on the grill, you can prepare your watermelon salsa.

Watermelon salsa

Watermelon salsa:

1 cup of small watermelon cubes
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
1/2 tablespoon of fresh jalapeño ( cut in tiny pieces)

Mix it all up and set aside for a bit ( 10 minutes will do).

Watermelon salsa chicken tacos

When the chicken is grilled, and the salsa is ready, just add some fresh lettuce and your favourite shredded cheese, and enjoy!

Watermelon salsa chicken tacos

And what is your favourite summer taco recipe?

Grilled peppers & halloumi cheese lemon linguini


The grilling season is starting slowly in Montreal. People usually inaugurate it with steaks and burgers, but in our household everyone loves grilled halloumi. Did you ever tried it ? Once grilled it’s crunchy on the outside and soft inside, salty and really, really delicious ! And tossed with grilled bell peppers, mushrooms and lemon linguini it’s honestly one of the best pasta recipes ever ! And so fast and easy !


Halloumi cheese
Bell peppers
Fresh basil

Lemon linguini
Olive oil

Cook your pasta, grill the cheese and peppers. Toss it all together with mushrooms , olive oil and fresh basil, and serve over pasta. Bonne appétit !