On days like that, I don't like to cook much. Heats up the house, and besides we're not too hungy. Last week, I came up with a nice light dish that is healthy, tasty, and a good summer supper.
You can vary the ingredients, but things you need to have on hand are:
- Cabbage or packaged coleslaw
- Fruit flavored yogurt--I prefer peach or apricot-mango
- Miracle Whip
- Fresh ginger root (I keep a piece in the freezer, grate it frozen, and throw it back in before it thaws)
- Fresh fruit of some kind. Tonight I used nectarine and cherries
- Either sliced green onions or chopped Walla Walla sweet onions
- Lemon or lime juice or you could use wine vinegar
- Leftover chicken or pork roast
- Coarsly chopped almonds (toasted if you like)
Use 1 package coleslaw mix or cut 1/3 medium sized cabbage into fine shreads and put in large mixing bowl.
1/2 cup fresh fruit, cut into 1/2" pieces
1/4 cup onion
(optional) 1/4 cup jicima, julienned
Mix these all up together and make a dressing out 1 individual carton yogurt, 2 heaping tbsps miracle whip, 1 tsp grated ginger root, 1 tbsp lime juice or wine vinegar, 1/4 tsp salt and a pinch of pepper.
Now, cut your leftover meat into cubes and warm it up in a skillet. While it's heating, mix the dressing into the salad. Divide it into 2 portions and put each on a plate. Top with the cubed meat and toasted almonds and enjoy it out on the patio.
It's a new concoction. I came up with it the other night because it was hot and I had leftover chicken in the fridge. I tried it again tonight with pork. That was even better. So, what to call it?
Liz's Summer Supper?
Ginger Chicken (or Pork) Lizzy ?
Liz Adair's Chicken Salad ?
What do you vote for, or do you have a better name for it? Let me know by commenting below or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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