My Husband’s Favorite Salad-Mexican Grilled Chicken Quinoa Salad

Don’t let that incredibly bright and charming sexy smile fool you…

My husband is one of the pickiest eaters I know. But in HIS defense, he is picky in my standards and probably not real life standards. I will say that he’s really easy to please when it comes to what he likes to eat. The problem is his wife who likes to make it all that more difficult for him.

You know…Just fulfilling my wifely duties of making easy things hard.

He’s like, “Wife, just make me frozen tacquitos for dinner topped with melted cheese.”

And I’m like, “Are your frackin crazy?! I will definitely not make that! I’m just going to make tacquitos from scratch, but a vegan version, and we will top it with salsa…k?”

Don’t even get me started on picking a place to go out to eat.

Hubs is like, “Babe. Taco Tuesday at Del Taco. Right now. Sounds amazing!”

Wifey is like, ” Ha in your dreams lover boy, I don’t do drive throughs! Let’s go to that sit down place that serves expensive organic food and bring our two screaming children…k?”

We were definitely meant to be.

So besides being partially the worst wife ever, I do try and please my husband occasionally and feed him the food he loves. BUT in MY defense, he eats out for lunch every day. So you have to understand he gets his taco tuesday, hamburger wednesday, and chicken wings thursday…

So I don’t feel so bad when it’s, “Welcome home lover buns! Hope you like vegetables!!”

Printable Recipe for Chicken:Seasoned Grilled Chicken

Printable Recipe for Pico De Gallo:Pico De Gallo

Printable Recipe for Salad:Mexican Grilled Chicken Quinoa Salad

Also, Check out our favorite salad dressing topping : Copycat Chili’s Salsa. Recipe from Chef in Training! Bonus, this is my hubs favorite restaurant. Bonus #2: He likes to mix a little with ranch for his salad dressing.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that in marriage…the main thing is to be selfless. And don’t you think it would be selfish of me if I didn’t share with my husband all my favorite foods?!

Good. I’m glad we are on the same page.


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  1. Looks delicious! Thanks for posting! 🙂

  2. BA HA HA Even though I eat meat, my hubby has had to give up Taco Bell & McDonald’s….the things we do for love! 😉

  3. Haha, It would be totally selfish if you didn’t share this with us!! So thanks for being so selfless, it looks delish!

  4. Looks delicious. I’m always on the look-out for ways to use quinoa.

  5. I can very much relate to this post! My husband thinks french fries are a vegetable… oye vey! Luckily he also gets his fix during lunch hours away from home. I’ll need to try this recipe for him.

  6. Our husbands are twins. This looks great!

  7. You were not kidding! My husband LOVED this salad – & he’s not a fan of “all that healthy stuff”. We’ll definitely be making this again 🙂

  8. Trying this recipe tonight! It looks delicious 🙂

  9. I’ve been using this recipe for a while now, but haven’t commented before. It’s our favorite salad and we could eat it every day! Whenever I have company over, I make this and they can’t stop saying enough about it 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

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