Saturday, April 20, 2013

Leftover Greek Salad as Pasta Sauce

Ah leftovers.  Sometimes love em. Sometimes hate em. Sometimes wonder how in the world there is so much and what you can do with it because by day are tired of looking at it.

This would be one of those too much of a good thing moments! I had this wonderful Greek salad of cucumber, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, onion, and feta.  All in this really good vinaigrette. But, I was getting tired of eating it. I was tired of looking at it! But I really hate throwing away good food so I decided to do something with it. First thing that came to mind was pasta!

First I fished out the tomatoes, onions, and peppers

I then sauteed them in a pan.  I didn't need to add any oil since they had oil from the vinaigrette.

I cooked them until they softened

I then added some leftover chicken (it is pesto chicken, please do not be alarmed by the green chicken!) After the chicken heated up a bit I added in the diced olives.

Once everything was nice and hot I tossed in some pasta.

Gave everything a stir..

Topped it with some feta

And tada!

Ok, so I didn't use the cucumbers, but since I am not a huge fan of cucumbers, I didn't feel too sad about that...oops? But at least it was tasty!