As you know, I love to recreate my foods all the time. Sometimes this take a little effort and creative imagination and other times, it doesn’t take much time or effort at all. This latest recreation was one of those that was almost a no-brainer, and a bit to easy. But that’s OK. I always say “keep it simple”. I used my leftover Asian green bean salad as the “star” of the production and the rest was easy. Sweet & Spicy Asian Style Green Bean Salad This time, the only additions were mixed baby salad greens, chicken, bacon and a wee bit more olive oil.
This delicious main meal salad was recreated from
this tasty salad side dish. Both ways were delicious and healthy.
As I mentioned above, I only made a few slight additions that transformed a side salad into a meal. Simple and easy-peasy, just the way I like it. 🙂
I cooked up some bacon and crumbled it, then I started building my salad with the mixed baby greens, and added my Asian green bean salad, followed by the chicken breast. I added some goat cheese crumbles onto Larry’s salad, and topped it all with the left over dressing, to which I added some more olive oil, and topped it all with the bacon crumbles. I added more olive oil to my leftover dressing to both extend it and to make it it a little less pungent, since it was a very spicy marinade to begin with.
To complete the meal, all that was needed was a little warmed ciabiatta and a glass or two of a cool, crisp, buttery chardonnay, and voila! Dinner was served, out on the deck, overlooking our lakes. It was a perfect way to enjoy the summer evening.
Healthy and delicious doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. Sometimes the best things in life are the simple things.
Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.