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Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie

This Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie is a deliciously refreshing cocktail or mocktail that’ll cool you down instantly on a hot day!

Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie

I don’t drink much alcohol, but the rare times that I do, it’s because I simply can’t say no to a good margarita. Tequila is my drink of choice and it seems to be the only type of liquor that doesn’t make me feel like complete crap afterwards. So when I recently visited Sayulita, you know I definitely indulged in a margarita or 5.

Well, Cinco de Mayo is this weekend, so I thought, what better excuse than to whip up a delicious margarita recipe? With hot, sunny days just around the corner, I couldn’t think of a better way to cool down than with this refreshing Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie.

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One thing I get annoyed with when I drink frozen cocktails is that, especially on a warm day, the ice melts too quickly and the drink gets watered down by the time you are halfway through it. Well, with this drink, that never happens because instead of using ice, you freeze the watermelon directly then blend it together to get that slushie texture. You definitely don’t need to rush through it to enjoy the yummy taste since it never gets diluted.

I tried this recipe both with and without the tequila and both ways tasted pretty darn amazing. While it’s fun to add the alcohol, you can also enjoy it as a delicious frozen treat especially if you have non-drinkers or kids around who want to feel included in the festivities. Whether you enjoy it as a cocktail or a mocktail, I think you’ll love this delicious and refreshing Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie!

I created this recipe as part of the #MargaritaWeek celebration with a bunch of other bloggers and recipe developers. If you want to take a look at some of the other margaritas in this party, go check it out here!

Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie

Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 5 cups diced watermelon frozen
  • 3/4 cup 100% agave tequila omit for AIP or if avoiding alcohol
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tbsp raw honey or more, to taste
  • Sea Salt
  • Optional: lime and/or watermelon slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour sea salt in a small dish. Run a lime wedge around the rims of 4 glasses to wet them, then dip in sea salt. 

  2. Place frozen watermelon, tequila (if using), lime juice, and honey in a high powered blender, and blend until smooth. 

  3. Taste and add more honey, if needed.

  4. Divide the slushie into the prepared glasses, then garnish with lime wedges and watermelon slices before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie
Amount Per Serving (1 margarita)
Calories 200
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 248mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Sugars 20g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 21.9%
Vitamin C 29.7%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

On game days and gatherings, this creamy and addicting dairy free and Paleo Dill Pickle Dip is just the thing all the pickle lovers will devour!

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

Can’t believe the Super Bowl is less than a week away and I haven’t shared any game day recipes yet! Don’t worry though. I’m coming in hot with a fabulous dip recipe that I think you’ll love. This Paleo Dill Pickle Dip is dairy free but yet, still so creamy and addicting. And best of all, it is so easy to make. You just throw everything in the blender until it comes together.

A high speed blender works best with this recipe for that extra creamy texture, but if you don’t have one, just blend for several minutes until the grittiness of the almond flour goes away. I don’t have a fancy blender so that’s what I did. I kept blending for about 5 minutes while tasting it every minute, and the texture smoothed out perfectly by the end of it. I couldn’t stop eating it with some potato chips and fresh vegetables!

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

Also… did you notice that I added a nutrition info section to my newer recipes? You can find them below the instructions. I’ve had several requests from the readers for it and I debated long and hard whether I should add it or not, because I’m all about listening to the body and intuitive eating, instead of counting macros, calories, etc.

However, if you feel that it’ll help you one way or another, I’m happy to provide that information. Just be mindful that our body is not a math equation. Focus on quality over quantity, and really try to feel what your body is needing instead having to fit into a certain number goal. I plan to go back to my older posts to add the nutrition information for those as well, so let me know if there are any specific recipes that you want to see that data for more than others, and I’ll work on those first.

Anyway, hope you enjoy this quick and easy Paleo Dill Pickle Dip for your next gathering. It’s guaranteed to be a popular one, because after all, who doesn’t love pickles? The crunchy pickle and onion bits in the smooth dip just makes it a perfect texture and you won’t be able to stop with just one scoop.

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

Paleo Dill Pickle Dip

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 137 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

On game days and gatherings, this creamy and addicting dairy free and Paleo Dill Pickle Dip is just the thing all the pickle lovers will devour!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place blanched almond flour, coconut milk, dill pickle juice, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and sea salt in a high powdered blender, and blend until smooth and creamy.

  2. Fold in dill pickles, red onions, and dill weed. 

  3. Serve chilled with chips and vegetables. 

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a high powered blender, you may need to blend for up to 5 minutes or the texture might end up gritty.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Dill Pickle Dip
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 386mg 16%
Potassium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

This Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken only takes 3 ingredients and it may be the easiest batch cooking recipe for your weekly meal prep! 

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

I honestly debated about whether I should post this recipe because it’s so stinkin’ simple and easy. I mean, can it really be considered a recipe? However, it’s one of my favorite ways to cook chicken when I know I have a super busy week coming up. Not only is it only 3 ingredients, it’s so versatile and can be repurposed in so many ways.

I’ve been cooking this Salsa Verde Chicken for a long time now. A few years ago, I used to cook it in the slow cooker, but these days, the process takes just a fraction off the time in the Instant Pot so it’s somehow become even easier which I didn’t even know was possible. I’ve included instructions for both methods below depending on what gadget you have.

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

There are so many ways to enjoy this 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken. Of course, it’s delicious on its own with a side of veggies like this Curtido. However, to mix it up a bit, you can add it over a salad, in a burrito bowl, as taco meat, in taquitos, or in a nacho casserole. I think it’ll also be delicious topped with some eggs for breakfast, with a side of avocados. Honestly, the possibilities are endless.

If you think of any other ways to use this recipe, let me know. It’s so fun to get creative with one protein in the kitchen and it’s such a great way to save money at the same time!

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken only takes 3 ingredients and it may be the easiest batch cooking recipe for your weekly meal prep! 

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Ingredients

  • 3 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup store-bought salsa verde preferably sold refrigerated with clean ingredients

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the chicken all over evenly with sea salt. 

Slow Cooker Method

  1. Place the chicken in the slow cooker. 

  2. Pour salsa verde over the chicken and mix together.

  3. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours. 

  4. Once the chicken is done cooking, transfer the chicken to a cutting board or a bowl and shred with 2 forks. 

  5. Add the chicken back into the slow cooker and stir together with the salsa verde sauce. Keep on LOW until ready to eat. 

Instant Pot Method

  1. Place the chicken in the Instant Pot

  2. Pour salsa verde over the chicken and mix together.

  3. Close the lid and make sure the pressure-release valve is closed.

  4. Cook at high pressure on Manual for 15 minutes. Once the Instant Pot beeps to signal that it's done, let it sit for 5-10 minutes to allow the pressure to release naturally until the lid opens.

  5. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board or a bowl and shred with 2 forks. 

  6. Add the chicken back into the Instant Pot and stir together with the salsa verde sauce. Keep warm until ready to eat. 

Nutrition Facts
3-Ingredient Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken
Amount Per Serving (4 oz chicken breast)
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Potassium 457mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.