There are certain foods that I like to cook big portions of, just to have leftovers. Things like chicken, salmon, steak or hard boiled eggs. I love having extra in the fridge to turn into something else fabulous, later in the week. With both kids in school, 2-3 days a week, I have time to have an actual lunch, where I can sit and enjoy the food that I prepared for myself. Not something I slapped together while taking care of everyone else, but something I truly want to eat. That’s when I create my leftover salads. They aren’t always the same. Some days the protein is different, sometimes the dressing is different. That’s what I love about my leftover salads. This one is very reminiscent of a kicked up Chicken Caesar salad.
- 1 heart of romaine salad
- 1 roma tomato, chopped
- 1/2 C chopped cooked chicken
- 1 hard boiled egg
- 1/4 C mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest
- 1 clove roast garlic
- juice of half a lemon
- 3 Tbs olive oil
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 tsp finely chopped parsley
- Place romaine lettuce on a plate. Top with tomatoes, chickend and hard boiled eggs. Drizzle with dressing.
- Dressing: in a mason jar, combine the mayonnaise, lemon zest, roast garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and parsley. Screw on the lid and give it a good shake. Drizzle over salads.
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Cindy is a Stay at Home Mom of 2, married to a Chef. Cindy quickly realized that if she didn’t want to live off of cereal, blue box Mac’n’Cheese and TV dinners, she needed to get into the kitchen; after a long day at work, the last thing her hubby wants is to cook her a 4 star dinner. When her son turned 2, she decided to start blogging and Hun… What’s for Dinner? was born. Cindy tries to share healthy and wholesome dishes, with a few desserts here and there. Though baking is her passion, she has recently become more adventurous in the kitchen and loves creating new and innovative recipes.
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