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Recipes from My Kitchen

Bread Salad

So, I opened up my Blog to post for the first time in a while…and I realize it’s been a year, to the day, since my last post!  Talk about odds.  I finally found some time to sift through my recipes (though my actual recipe collection hasn’t gone through it’s overhaul…yet).  I try to get foods that match with the seasons – comforting, heavy foods in the winter, and light, veggie-filled foods in the summer.  So today, not only did I pick a great summer recipe (at least, I think so ;-)) but I picked one that is perfect for summer – you can grill it!!

The Ingredients are simple –

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Day old Baguette
Chicken Breast
Cucumber
Tomato
Basil
Olive Oil
Red Onion
Feta Cheese
Black Olives
Lemon Juice

Cut up the chicken breast into two or three pieces, season with a little salt and pepper, and grill until cooked through (20-30 min).  Take a chunk of the baguette, slice it in half, drizzle a little oil on it, and put on the grill for about 5 minutes (just enough to char it, like croutons).

*Note – I’m not a griller, so I cooked my chicken on the stove, and broiled the bread in the oven – worked perfectly.

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While the meat is cooking, thinly slice up the red onion, cut the tomato into quarters then into small pieces, dice up the cucumber, and toss it into a bowl with the feta, olives, and basil.   Drizzle a little olive oil over the veggies and mix.   Top with a tablespoon or so of lemon juice.  Stir.

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When the chicken is done, cut into bite-sized pieces; do the same for the bread.  Spread the veggies on a plate, top with the chicken and the bread.   Ta-da!!!  I’m telling you, this is crazy-good.  Thankfully, I had enough for lunch leftovers tomorrow – cause I was not done enjoying this for dinner.

Enjoy this summer sensation.  And…it’s good to be back 🙂

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