Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Rustic Greek Chicken Salad

Now that the cherubs do their school from home, lunch time is a little more . . .


You know, for years, I'd send my cherubs off to school with the packed lunch.

A sandwich, a bag of something crunchy, some resemblance of fruit, and a dessert.

They never really complained.

Matter of fact, I never remember hearing a grumble about their lunch.

But now that they're home for lunch, it's like they've forgotten that a sandwich is sufficient!

It's not long after I get the kitchen cleaned up from breakfast, they're asking what's for lunch!

I'm seriously creating 3 meals a day!

Sometimes I just don't have it in me . . .

but today!

Today, was a lunch success!

Using left-over grilled chicken, and a few other ingredients, this lunch hit the lunch win!

I started out just making this little lunch for my girl cherub.

After I tasted it to see if it was seasoned right,

I decided that we would all have it for lunch!

I love that I can just chop and throw the ingredients together, making whatever size portion is needed.

I used a Tuscan Herb olive oil but you can use whatever olive oil you have.

But with oil and vinegar shops popping up everywhere, having a flavored oil is easy and adds effortless creativity to your cooking.

If you don't have an oil and vinegar store in your area, check your grocery store for a flavored option

Rustic Greek Chicken Salad

chopped grilled chicken
chopped tomatoes
thinly sliced onion
rough chopped pitted Kalamata olives
crumbled feta cheese*
drizzle of olive oil
sprinkle of salt
dash of course ground pepper

I varied the size of the chopped ingredients to add visual contrast.

I "rustically" layered all of the ingredients in individual bowls in the order listed and served cold.

*We adore feta cheese, especially great feta cheese!  If you can find feta cheese in the brine, then spring for it!  You'll be amazed at the flavor difference!  We buy Dodoni feta in brine and we can easily find it at Sprouts Market.

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