Friday Food Find: A Composed Salad: Leftovers & Pantry Accouterments

After a morning of shooting for my next three Tuesday Tip videos, I was pretty ravenous.  But needed to get my Friday Food Find post published. 

Not one to have a solid time-line (I know, I should, and am working on it!), I thought I’d just go out and find a fun restaurant with a great menu. 

As it were, and after catching up on calls, e-mails and thinking about where I would go for my FFF, I looked down at my iPhone to 2p. 

With dinner plans in the not too distant future I decided to make do with what was in my fridge and pantry.  And here’s what I came up with: A Composed Salad of Leftovers & Pantry Accouterments to “dress it”. 

I think I did a pretty good job. YOU CAN TOO! 

Have fun and know you can replace any of these ingredients with what you have in your own fridge and pantry.  The sky’s the limit…


2C mixed baby lettuces
1/2 - 1Tbsp of your favorite vinaigrette
6oz of leftover herb/lemon chicken, sliced thinly
1/4C of calamata olives, pitted
1/4C of Feta Cheese, cubed
1/4C of a bell pepper, julienne
1/4 to 1/2C of baby tomatoes, sliced (or not-up to you)
1Tbsp of leftover stove grilled lemon, minced


Place the lettuces in a small bowl.  Drizzle 1/4Tbls of vinaigrette over the lettuces and gently mix.  If the lettuces seem dry add more vinaigrette; do not overdress.  Take the dressed lettuces and pile them softly on a dinner plate.  Arrange all other ingredients the way you like.  Serve immediately and ENJOY!     

Yields 1 dinner or 2 lunch/side servings.