Lately I’ve been eating a lot of salads. When I get on a food fixation like this, I usually spend a couple weeks eating the exact same recipe over and over again. Nothing wrong with that– makes clean up and left-overs about 10X easier. Tonight, though, I was feeling a little bored of what had become my standard dressing: Trader Joe’s Light Champagne Vinaigrette.
I also had a hankering for some chicken kababs, so I threw together this plate from some food I had hanging out in the fridge: baked chicken breast, TJs rice medley, and an arugula salad with tomato and avocado. Then I threw on a bit of thyme and dill for good measure. (The thyme is from my ACTUAL BALCONY GARDEN, Y’ALL. More on that later…).
I like my salads lightly dressed, so I threw about a half tablespoon of olive oil in a small dish with a teaspoon of dried dill, onion, and garlic powder. Then I squeezed a couple of lemon wedges over the whole thing and gave it a pinch of salt. Just enough to give my veggies a little kick, but not enough to drench the whole bowl in oil.
To be honest, this chicken is a little dry and bland. Does that ever happen to you? You get all excited about making food for the week, and then when you get to eating it you’ve suddenly lost the taste for it. Bummer, but I’m glad I’m not cranking up my oven on this warm spring evening.
How do you jazz up your leftovers? And how else can I give myself some salad dressing variety?