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Leftover Salad

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.

Leftover salad

Leftover 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


  1. Place romaine lettuce on a plate. Top with tomatoes, chickend and hard boiled eggs. Drizzle with dressing.
  2. 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.


Want a soup to go with this salad?  Check out these great soup recipes: David Rocco’s Tomato and Lentil Soup and Cheese Tortellini and Beef Soup.  Remember to check out our Pinterest page for more Bread and Soup ideas.

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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Janet M

Saturday 4th of January 2014

What a great idea for leftover salad.

Alison Braidwood

Sunday 29th of December 2013

This looks yummy and a great idea to make more to use later. I'm trying to find ways to use hard boiled eggs, and they'd be perfect for salads.

natasha severson

Saturday 26th of October 2013

this looks very yummy i will have to try that for sure!! thank yoU!


Sunday 18th of August 2013

that leftover salad looks yummy. I call my hubby the leftover man he eats all the leftovers for his midnight snacks.

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