Buffalo Chicken Salad

Here is an easy summer salad.  You can grill it on a pannini, put it in a pita pocket or on a salad.

DSC01826Ingredients:

2 cups of cooked chicken, cut into bite-size pieces

2 celery stalks, chopped

Mayonnaise

1/2 cup Feta or Blue Cheese

Wing sauce

DSC01827Chop the chicken into bite-size pieces.  We used rotisserie chicken.

DSC01828Chop the celery into bite-size pieces.DSC01830Place the chicken and celery in a bowl.  Add cheese.  Stir in enough mayonnaise to make the salad hold together.

DSC01831Add wing sauce and salt to taste.

DSC01834Delicious on a roll with lettuce!

Mediterranean Naan Bread Pizzas

Megan came out this morning and told me she dreamed about this sandwich!  She made this up all by herself, so proud of her!

Ingredients:

2 Naan breads

6 ounces goat cheese

1 jar Mezzettas Mediterranean Olive Spread

25-30 slices salami

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 cup kalamata olives, chopped

1 cup feta cheese

 

Place Naan breads on a cookie sheet

 

Spread goat cheese then olive spread on the Naan bread.

 

Cover with salami slices….

 

Next add bell pepper, then olives.

 

Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the top.

 

Place under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until browned on top.

 

Ta da! Yummmm!

Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Fresh salads are a mainstay around here during these hot summer days.  This one is easy and refreshing.

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh watermelon, cubed or balled

2 cups fresh cantelope or honeydew melon, cubed or balled

2 large handfuls of spring mix lettuce

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/4 cup fresh basil, torn

Dressing:

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 Tablespoons orange juice

3 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

pepper to taste

Place both melons and feta cheese  in the bowl.

 

 

Add a couple of good handfuls of spring mix.  Tear the basil leaves in.

In a small bowl whisk together the ingredients for the dressing, lemon and orange juices, vinegar, salt and pepper.

Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well.

Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator. 

Mediterranean English Muffin Pizzas

Megan wanted to make some individual pizzas this week.  We put together this recipe with ingredients we had on hand.  You can change it up with artichokes, marinated mushrooms, …whatever sounds good.  This is super easy and a nice quick hot lunch.

 Ingredients:

olive oil

2 english muffins, sliced in half

1/4 cup salami, cut into bite-size pieces

1/4 cup roasted red pepper, chopped

1/4 cup pitted Kalamata Olives, cut in half

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

 Brush the sliced English muffins with olive oil.

 

 Place on a baking sheet and put under the broiler for a few minutes until toasted.

   Make the topping by placing cubed salami in a small bowl.

 Add the roasted red peppers

 and the Kalamata olives…

 Add the feta cheese and stir all together.

 

 Spoon the topping  on the toasted English Muffins and place under the broiler about 5 minutes until bubbly and brown on top.

 

 YUMMY!