Grilled Chicken w/ Mediterranean Salsa (Low Carb & Gluten Free)
When I saw that Pompeian was running a contest to try out their new Grapeseed or Olivextra Premium Mediterranean Blend oils, and that the winner would win an all expense paid trip to Blogher Food 2013, I knew I had to enter! Well the deadline is April 30, and as usual I’m cutting it close!
Update: I’m one of the 15 Semifinalists!!!! Please, please, pretty please with the sugar free substitute of your choice on top VOTE FOR ME over on the Pompeian Facebook page – it only takes a second and I will be forever grateful!!!
UPDATE: Your votes got me into the top 5 and I just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all of your support! You guys are the best!
The challenge was to replace butter or regular olive oil in a recipe with one of their new oil products. I chose to use the Grapeseed Oil in my low carb recipe. It has a light flavor, and since I was grilling the chicken, I wanted something with a high smoke point. It worked perfectly! If you’d like to try the Pompeian Grapeseed Oil, you can get a coupon for $1 off by visiting their site.
First I marinated the chicken breasts in a mixture of grapeseed oil, balsamic vinegar, and some seasonings. I grilled the chicken, and then topped it with a Mediterranean play on salsa, which also was lightly dressed with a simple vinaigrette using the grapeseed oil and balsamic vinegar. We loved this very easy low carb recipe, and ate the leftovers for days – it just got better and better with time!
We later added some feta cheese to it which I’ll list as optional in the recipe, since it’s not in the photos. The feta definitely added another layer of flavor, so if there is room for some dairy in your diet, then I highly recommend it!
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