I had leftover pasta from sausage ragu night. I had leftover roasted chicken from Sunday Supper. I had leftover salad I had used as a side. I loathe waste so I can't throw it all away! What's a girl to do? Simple! Throw it all into a bowl and smother it in a creamy, dreamy sauce and give it a name everyone is familiar with, like Pasta Chicken Salad, and voila! No more leftovers!
CREAMY PASTA CHICKEN SALAD
leftover pasta (or just make some!)
leftover roasted chicken, de-boned and shredded (or some store-bought rotisserie)
leftover salad, consisting of spinach, lettuce, carrots, celery, green onion and cucumber (or cut up these veggies or any veggies you like!)
Toss this all together in a bowl. Await dressing.
CREAMY DREAMY DRESSING
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1 tbs prepared horse radish
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
sea salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
slight squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Put all ingredients into a jar with lid and shake or place in a bowl and whip with a whisk. Pour over pasta chicken salad and eat. Close your eyes, let out a slight moan of deliciousness. Repeat.
NOTES: Carb-free or low-carb? Prepare the chicken and salad with dressing first and set some aside. Add pasta for everyone else and mix!