The Leftover Salad

The weather here as certainly been HOT, HOT, HOT!  It is the perfect time for cool salads and things that require minimal cooking efforts.  I made a great salad AND I got to use up most of my leftovers in the process.  That’s a win/win for me.  WHOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!  It’s amazing what you can create with some imagination and little bits of this and little bits of that.

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I added a bunch of my leftovers to a bed of chopped spinach to make this cool and refreshing salad.  I had chicken, but not enough for three.  My friend Elizabeth came over for dinner and I wasn’t planning on that, so I cooked up some more bacon and added that to that bacon I already had.  Then I added my orzo salad.  Both the chicken and the orzo were from our game night with Priscilla and Jonathon.  Italian Orzo and Vegetable Salad  Next, I added the corn and tomato salad from when we had our grilled sausages.  And finally, as the dressing, I used the rest of the roasted red pepper aioli sauce by mixing it with some more olive oil and some white balsamic vinegar.  Mayonnaise – It’s Not Just a Condiment  Everything combined made for a very tasty, cool and refreshing salad, which was just perfect since it was a scorcher outside.  The meal was made complete with a glass or two of my cool, crisp barrel aged Chenin Blanc and some warmed ciabiatta bread.

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We definitely were able to keep our cool with this delicious “leftover” salad.

Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  ‘Til next time.

 

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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