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Watermelon-Chicken Salad (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free)

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Watermelon-Chicken Salad  (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free)

Summer is upon us, and I love it!, although I admit that sometimes I end up exhausted, I do not complain.

I do not know about you, but I only want fresh food, especially at night, so I always try to vary the salads and add different meats, veggies, and fruits. 

This kind of salad helps me to be full all night because it provides protein, fat, carbs, veggies, and fruit, besides this, it´s healthy, fresh, and very tasty.

The Nutrition Facts of Watermelon are: 

It keeps us hydrated, has calories, carbohydrates, fiber, a good percentage of vitamins A and C, folate, niacin, B-6, thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid,electrolytes: sodium and potassium, minerals like calcium, iron, selenium, copper, zinc, choline, magnesium, manganese, betaine, phosphorus, and lycopene a powerful antioxidant and carotenoid pigment.

Some Health Benefits of  Watermelon:
  • Reduces blood pressure.
  • Helps and regulates kidney function.
  • Natural muscle relief.
  • Decreases insulin resistant.
  • Cancer-fighting fruit.
  • Contributes to have a healthy heart.
  • Might prevent asthma.
  • Enhances digestive health.
  • Induces the production of collagen in the skin and hair.
  • Could help weight loss 
Ready to make it?


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  1. 1 pound of seedless watermelon cut into chunks
  2. 1 pound of cooked chicken with salt shredded, or leftover 
  3. 1 medium red or sweet onion finely sliced
  4. 2 celery stalks finely sliced
  5. 1 large tomato or 2 medium 
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Ground black pepper to taste
  8. 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ginger
  9. 1/4 cup of virgin olive oil
  10. 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
  11. 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  12. 1/4-1/3 of seedless basil-mint pesto (to fit your taste)
  13. 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese, cut into fine slices or shredded (optional)

Boil the chicken pieces with salt, reserve the broth for another use, shredded them. 

Meanwhile, in a bowl throw onion, celery, ginger, black pepper, kinds of vinegar, basil-mint pesto, and virgin olive oil and stir. 

Put this sauce on the shredded chicken, and let sit for at least 10-15 minutes or more time in the fridge.

Cut the watermelon into chunks, and the tomatoes in the desired form.

Mix all together, then toss the slices of parmesan cheese on it and stir well.

Serve right away or bring it to the fridge until you want it.

Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!


If you are in AIP diet, you should leave out the black pepper and the tomato, change them for others green veggies that don´t hurt you.

I like more the shredded chicken because the meat gets more savor.

Make your own basil-mint pesto, but if you don´t want to, chop the leaves of both and let them marinate inside the virgin olive oil.

Can be made with any veggie that you like it or the mix of them, also with seafood, and poultry is very good indeed.

Do you have another way to make it? or a good recipe to share? you can tell me in the comments below.

The recipe makes around 4 servings.
Time of Preparation and Cooking: 20 min
Time to put together: 5-10 min
Total Time: 30 min

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Remember, "Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one". Astrid Alauda. 
If you like it, you can share it with your friends. It will be kindly appreciated by me. Thank you! 💗


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