This post was originally published here on July 24, 2014. I’ve updated the photographs and text to better showcase this delicious (and easy!) Summer dinner.
Eeeek! You guys! I’m starting to have anxiety about the end of Summer.
I know, I know. It’s only mid-July. But last week my grocery store put out their Halloween candy and that kind of sent me into a feverish downward spiral. I literally just stood in the aisle staring at the rows of pumpkins and ghosts and felt an equal mix of extreme sadness and intense rage.
Cue anxiety attack.
Also, can we seriously talk about Halloween candy at the grocery store in July. WTF is wrong with everyone. Just NO! No, no, no, no, no, no, no…!!!
Anyways. Since eating always improves my mood, I went home and decided to whip up the ultimate Summer dinner: Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Coconut Lime Rice and Peach Salsa.
Fall: stand down. You’ve been warned.
This recipe has a couple separate parts that you need to prepare. But it’s so worth it. And all the steps are super easy. I promise.
The shrimp are spicy and crazy flavorful. And they take only a few minutes to cook up on the grill. And the fresh peach salsa is the perfect blend of savory and sweet notes. It’s great not only in this dish, but also on just about anything grilled: chicken, pork, salmon, etc. You can also put it on tacos. Or just scoop it straight onto some tortilla chips. You get the idea. Find a way to get this peach salsa into your body in any way possible.
But the coconut-lime rice might just be my favorite part about this whole recipe. Seriously. Making rice with canned coconut milk instead of water is a total game changer. It feels tropical and luxurious, but still easy. Just like how Summer should feel.
So tell me, how are YOU celebrating Summer these days? Give me some more ideas for my Summer bucket list. Because it’s not over yet, and I tend to make the most of it!
I’m super excited about today’s recipe. Because PIZZA!!!
It’s probably one of my most loved foods. I could eat pizza almost every night and not complain. And I’ll take any version you want to throw at me. Deep dish, thin crust, wood-fired, plain or fully loaded. It’s all good.
We have something here in coastal New England that we affectionately call “beach pizza”. I’m sure others have this too. But it’s basically the thinnest crust ever, sauce and cheese. No frills. Served on a paper plate. A bit greasy. And cheap as all get out.
I love it. I crave it. And when I moved back here from the West Coast, it was one of the first things I ate.
This Grilled Balsamic Chicken Salad Pizza with Fresh Strawberry Salsa is WAY fancier than my beloved beach pizza. But it’s pizza nonetheless. And I’m obsessed with it.
The other thing I’m obsessed with lately is store-bought naan (I typically buy the Stonefire Tandoori Naan). I got hooked on this stuff a couple months ago and there has been no turning back. Because it makes life really easy. I warm it up either in my oven or on my grill. And then I go to town with all the toppings.
Today’s version has some marinated grilled chicken breast, mozzarella cheese, mixed salad greens and a sweet and spicy strawberry- jalapeño salsa. It’s everything you need for a complete meal all in one neat little package. And it’s ready in just about 30 minutes. I guarantee you’ll be making this one all Summer long!
Be sure to look for the thin cut chicken breasts in your grocery store. They cook up much quicker, helping to get this meal on the table FAST!
It’s also the first Thursday of the month, which makes today 30 Minute Thursday! Check out the links below to see what some of my blogging friends have cooked up for June. I hope you find some inspiration for your next dinner!
Creamy Sausage and Mushroom Rigatoni by Pumpkin ‘N Spice
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad by Life Made Sweeter
Blackened Fish Taco Bowls with Corn Salsa by Bake Eat Repeat
One Pot Creamy Vegan Caprese Pasta by She Likes Food
Vegetarian Portobello Mushroom Fajitas by Kristine’s Kitchen
One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta by The Recipe Rebel