Sunday, February 15, 2009

Italian Chicken Salad w/Garlic Croutons

I love being able to use leftovers to make a tasty dinner.

I had on hand (you use whatever it is that you have around):

  • Left over grilled chicken (chopped)

  • tomato (Roma)

  • capers

  • a little bit of Romain lettuce

  • a little bit of baby spinach

  • roasted bell pepper

  • fresh bell pepper

  • asiago cheese

  • sliced yellow onion

  • black olives

  • stale whole grain baguette

Sounds like the makings of an Italian salad, huh?

So I first mixed together a little dressing:

About 1/2 C red wine vinegar, juice of one whole lemon, 1 T honey, 1/2 t minced garlic, s&p to taste, and about 1/2 C of olive oil (may have been more, I eyed it all).

I then sliced the stale bread into a large crouton size...dipped the bread into a plate drizzled in olive oil and minced garlic and then toasted the bread under the broiler for about 3 minutes (turning once).

I threw all of the chicken, veggies and dressing together and topped the salad with some grated AND shredded asiago cheese and the croutons.

Did that make any sense at all? Either was yum.


Shayne said...

I too love to get 2 or 3 meals out of one. good looking salad

Janna said...

This sounds spectacular. I have been in a salad kind of mood lately too.

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