Chicken Watermelon Salad with Casa Noble Tequila Lime Vinaigrette

July 10, 2017Deanna

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Chicken Watermelon Salad with Casa Noble Tequila Lime Vinaigrette is a healthy salad that features Casa Noble Tequila. The spice of the tequila and the sweetness of watermelon is what makes this salad stand out from other salads.

Chicken Watermelon Salad with Casa Noble Tequila Lime Vinaigrette is a healthy salad that features Casa Noble Tequila. The  spice of the tequila and the sweetness of watermelon is what makes this salad stand out from other salads.

  • Dee Being Dee

I want to start a new section on Seduction in the Kitchen that is just Dee. Not really food related but it is my musings. However, I can not figure out for the life of me how to do it.

If I do a page, it won’t really be in my feed. I thought subdomain, that isn’t possible. Then I looked into can you make a post like this inside a page. The plugins for that are way over my head.

So I’m going to try and just do what I do best, mix life and food together for my musings, Dee being Dee. If anything, you guys will get to see more of me in my posts.

Deanna Samaan


  • Confidence

I am hard on myself. Part the reason I will admit of why I want to put more of me into the posts and do this Dee being Dee posts is that I want to boost my confidence in me. This blog has helped me find myself after being in a mentally and emotionally abusive marriage.

Now that I have that, I need to work on my confidence on me. What I mean by that is, I blogged many times on here about my weight. I think I look good, then I get rejected by guys because I’m fat it really plays with one’s confidence.

When I did that Facebook Live video that I posted in Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal I talked about being fat in it. I had people commenting on it that I need to stop being hard on myself. They are right, it just its part of the abuse I suffered from the ex-husband.

He would make me make me weigh myself in front of him every day. He would not take me out in public because he was embarrassed he married a fat girl. When you live that nightmare it will scare you. Emotional and mental abuse scars never go away, but you can overcome them.

Deanna Samaan

It is those scars I want to overcome. I know it why I am still single and settle for guys that I can’t have, like the Persian man I really do like. Part of that is the fear of being crushed like what happened in my marriage, so I settle for a guy that right now, instead of one that truly wants me.

So doing a post like this, putting myself out there, it will help me get the confidence I need. One the things going to try and do is pretend I am a model and show you some new clothes and how I am getting healthier. Hey, you never know what is going to help, but I never show my body, just my face, so I need to break out the box I am in.


One my confidence boosters is getting my nails done. Every 2 weeks I go back to Pittsburgh and get my nails done. My mom started me on this. She knows I been in a funk for awhile, so around March, she treated me to a manicure.


What started as a French manicure treat has now become something else.  Manicure help me feel pretty about myself. I like doing something a bit different for my nails. Especially since I am now doing recipe videos. My hands are seen most the time in those videos.

With 4th July, and my visit to Pa around the same time I decided on this red white and blue design. I tell the girl what I think and colors and then she has the creative control. I think next up I want something beachy, we will see what I do.

Chicken Watermelon Salad with Casa Noble Tequila Lime Vinaigrette is a healthy salad that features Casa Noble Tequila. The  spice of the tequila and the sweetness of watermelon is what makes this salad stand out from other salads.

  • Chicken Watermelon Salad with Casa Noble Tequila Lime Vinaigrette

So this Chicken Watermelon Salad is an older post that redoing. It was the first sponsored post I ever did. Although, I never got paid for it. I was just sent samples of Casa Noble. The theme was to create something with watermelon.

The easiest thing to do with watermelon and tequila would be to create a drink, but that is way too easy. For me, I saw a salad. I was thinking of the strawberry spinach salad with strawberries, what is a twist on that maybe?
 I know that for a good salad, it is all in the vinaigrette. In coming up with a recipe for each bottle, I had several ideas, like grilled margarita chicken with watermelon salsa was a consideration. I always kept coming back to a salad, and a tequila lime vinaigrette. I looked at the bottle and had this sophistication to it, it needed a recipe that could be as sophisticated as the bottle itself, what more sophisticated than a salad, plus watermelon would be good in a salad. Finally, I came up with this for the Casa Noble Crystal Tequila.
The Chicken Watermelon Salad was what I kept coming back to. So finally I came up with this salad. Add in chicken and it becomes a wonderful salad for dinner.
  • Originally Published  Jul 12, 2013 

Chicken Watermelon Salad with Casa Noble Tequila Lime Vinaigrette
That was the original photo for this post. Now you know why I choose this post to redo. Looking at the photos, I can see how much I have improved in photography. Goes to show, all I needed to do was change how I do things to boost my confidence in photography.
Chicken Watermelon Salad with Casa Noble Tequila Lime Vinaigrette is a healthy salad that features Casa Noble Tequila in a vinaigrette that is wonderful
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Chicken Watermelon Salad with Casa Noble Tequila Lime Vinaigrette

Preparation 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Serves 4     adjust servings

Chicken Watermelon Salad with Casa Noble Tequila Lime Vinaigrette is a healthy salad that features Casa Noble Tequila in a vinaigrette that is wonderful


  • salad mix
  • grilled chicken
  • watermelon cut up
  • 1 container (3 oz) Del Monte mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 tablespoons Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/8 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. First you want to place your salad in a bowl. Any salad mix will do, if you like Romaine, get a Romaine, mix, if you like a blend has spinach, get that. They happened to have an ice burg mix on sale so that why I used it.
  2. Next, toss in some grilled chicken. This a great way to use up left over chicken, or you can use those packaged grilled chicken chunks that Tyson has.
  3. Then add the oranges and diced up watermelon to the mix, then set the salad aside so you can prepare the dressing.
  4. Add the Casa Noble Crystal Tequila, I used this one because it has a light flavor, which is perfect for salads, the mustard, honey and cider vinegar. Whisk it all together until you feel the honey is not sticking to the bottom of the bowl. Basically, your dissolving it into the other liquids.
  5. Squeeze in the lime juice.
  6. Then finally whisk in the olive oil and green onions to the dressing. Truthfully could put the onion in the salad. I just felt it needed something and put onion in the dressing. Give the dressing a little taste and adjust it with salt and pepper to your taste level.
  7. When all to your taste level, pour the dressing over the salad.
  8. Finally toss everything together. making sure the dressing covers everything.
  9. Then enjoy the this salad!


Recipe Notes


3 reviews
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 341kcal Calories from fat 244
% Daily Value
Total Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Transfat 0g
Sodium 260mg11%
Carbohydrate 23g8%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 18g
Protein 0g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Jeff Mueller

    July 12, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    This salad sounds awesome! I think I will try and whip it up this weekend…

    As far as trying to lose that weight you want, don’t think limiting yourself to salads is the way to go. Lots of fruit and veggies, lean proteins and minimal dairy and whole grains is the way to go (plus exercise of course). You can do it!

    1. Deanna Samaan

      July 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      Trust me I dont eat just salads, I lost a total of 60lbs so far. High fiber which is lots fruits and veggies, and lean protein. mostly what I eat. I was put in a study awhile back and it had to do with vitamins, I actually lost most the weight from all the vitamins had to take, the theory was people just lack the correct amount of vitamins in our bodies from basically all the junk we eat and preservatives and a multi-vitamin isn’t enough. I lost a lot weight doing that for 2 months for the study. When put on bed rest for 6 weeks in the cast, I did the vitamin thing again. I lost and could not exersize, so I do think there is something with the vitamins 🙂

      Your right do the smart, healthy way, not a crash way 🙂

  • kelleychisholm

    July 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    This looks great – I can’t wait to give it a try!

    1. Deanna Samaan

      July 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      Let me know what you think 🙂

  • Anita

    July 10, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Totally sounds like a great salad, especially for times when I have leftover rotisserie chicken laying around and need finishing up. The photo re-shoot shows major major improvement in your photography skill. Keep up the good work 🙂

  • Sandra Shaffer

    July 10, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I saw this recipe on Facebook and wanted to dive into that plate! It looks delicious. Just the right meal for summer evenings. I’m so glad to read that you are taking the time to nourish your soul after enduring the abuse that you did. It’s your time and you are certainly shining on the outside, beautiful friend!

  • Mary // Chattavore

    July 10, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    That salad looks so tasty. Fresh watermelon is just such a great ingredient in the summertime!

  • Amanda | Chew Town

    July 10, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Glad to hear that you are no longer in that self-esteem draining relationship! It is time to focus on loving you and writing about it always helps. The salad looks wonderful too. I love watermelon in a salad it pairs beautifully with chicken and adds such a freshness and zing on a hot day!

  • Lois Alter Mark

    July 10, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    That salad looks amazing! I love watermelon in salads, especially with chicken. Yum! I think this would become my go-to summer meal.

  • Charla @ That Girl Cooks Healthy

    July 11, 2017 at 2:03 am

    You did a great job a redoing this recipe – looks like a must try chicken salad!

  • Brian Jones

    July 11, 2017 at 2:55 am

    This sounds delicious and that vinaigrette sound heavenly and am definitely gonna give that a go!

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    July 11, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    This salad looks delicious and perfect for summer! Love your nails too!! Rocking it girl

  • Jessica@HappilyHughes

    July 11, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I”m glad that you are working on your confidence, I’m sure that it is very difficult after enduring what you did in your marriage. Putting yourself out there a bit more in your blog is wonderful. I’ve never thought of adding watermelon to a salad like this but it sounds delicious!

  • Ramona

    July 11, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    As many salads as I had, I never had a salad with watermelon. The tequila lime vinegarette sounds delicious.

  • Debbie Savage

    July 11, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    This looks so delicious! I would love to try this! I love watermelon and salad!
    xo Debbie |

  • Alaina Bullock

    July 12, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I’ve been on a salad kick this summer, so am always on the lookout for creative recipes. This one had me at watermelon! Cannot wait to give it a try!

  • Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

    July 12, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    I’m all about salads in the summer and this looks like the perfect one for the season! I’ve never seen watermelon on a salad, but it looks delicious!

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