Our life in food for the month of May can be pretty much summed up as: Salads. Grilled things. Mexican food. (Best read in the voice of fake Dwight, obviously.) It’s pretty much a given that a meal that combining all three of those categories is a triple threat and a sure success in our book. I was a little unsure of how this particular combination of flavors, particularly the oranges, would work together but now that I’ve tried it, I must admit it is pretty much perfect. The toasted pepitas, sweet citrus, creamy avocado and mildly tangy cotija (my own addition, because cotija belongs on everything!) work so very well in this awesome salad.
Though it might look fancy or involved, it is actually pretty simple. You make a quick marinade for the chicken and while that is doing its thing, prep the dressing and get the grill fired up. The chicken and avocados get grilled, everything is thrown together onto a platter and you’ve got a fantastic light summer meal. Can’t wait to make this again and again!