Saturday, May 1, 2010
I have always been a fan of using up my leftovers in new ways, even if it is something as simple as a salad. Right now, when times are still a bit tough financially, this is not only desirable, but essential. The other night I had made some grilled chicken tenderloins after marinating them overnight in a simple mix of Italian salad dressing, a little honey, and some lime juice. As I often do, I made a bit extra.
For lunch the following day, I decided to mix up a quick and easy salad using up some of the leftover chicken and some vegetables I had on hand in my fridge. I tore up some crisp green Romaine lettuce hearts, sliced up a really juicy fresh vine ripened tomato, added a handful of shredded carrots and grated just a tiny sprinkling of mature sharp Cheddar from Vermont over the top. Next, I added chunks of the cold chicken, then tossed it all together with a very small amount of light Ranch dressing. This not only was surprisingly tasty, but it also was quite photogenic so I decided to share it with you today.
at 9:37 AM Posted by Heatherfeather