Remember this really easy chicken dish that I posted last week? It will be the first dish for the outcome of a brand new series on the blog titled : "The Leftover Diaries". Growing up, my parents always taught us to never ever waste food. No matter how small the remainder of whatever dish we're having, we always keep it then reheat it to eat again. If reheating and re-eating the same food sounds boring to you, then think again. Leftovers can also be turned into a brand new dish! Read on to see how I turned this leftover dish of chicken into a yummy and refreshing salad.
About 5 or 6 years ago, I lived about a year in Paris. I remember everything there tasted so good ESPECIALLY the salads. I wasn't really into salads (nor any kind of vegetables for that matter) then. I was really surprised at how the restaurants always came up with such winning and flavorful salads.
There was this one salad I tried that had all these gorgeous Asian flavors and a hint of mint in it. It wasn't until I made this chicken dish last week when I thought: Hey! The flavors in this dish are familiar! They remind me of this certain salad I used to eat in Paris! All it lacked were the mint leaves and some more sesame oil and seeds. And so the chicken dish got turned into this delightful salad.
|Easy Chicken Dish : the leftovers of this will be made into a delicious salad.|
|Ingredients : Lettuce leaves, low sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, white wine vinegar, brown sugar, a calamansi, sesame seeds, mint leaves and the leftover chicken.|
|And there you have it! A refreshing and tasty salad made from leftovers!|
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and new series. I also hope it will inspire more people to rethink leftovers and recreate them into something yummy instead of throwing them away.
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