Salad made from leftover veggies

Tonight I was home for dinner by myself.  I decided to eat healthy, and a salad was in order.  I had romaine lettuce as a base, which I sliced up.  Rather than having Caesar salad, which I already made once this past week, I decided to add some vegetables.

So I sauteed some orange bell pepper strips and mushrooms in a bit of butter –  oyster and shiitake, cut into strips.  While these cooked and browned the edges, I sorted through the leftovers in the fridge.  I had a few Lima beans, some roasted carrots and parsnips, and beets.   I sliced the beets into strips too, then put it all in the pan to warm up.   Some of my house seasoning get sprinkled in, and then stirred in about 1 tbsp of freshly grated ginger.

When it all looks good, I place it on top of the chopped romaine.  I dressed it with a bit of balsamic vinegar and some hickory smoked olive oil.

And it was great!  I actually had too many sauteed veggies to put on the lettuce, but that didn’t stop me from going back for another scoop of just the vegetables.   I was thinking this would be great on top of rice or barley too.

So really all I did was re-invent some leftover vegetables.  Open you fridge door, and your mind, and see what you can come up with.

What have you re-invented recently?




4 thoughts on “Salad made from leftover veggies

  1. Misty Meadows Homestead says:

    The only thing I’ve ‘reinvented’ is soap. I had to rebatch a batch I had messed up… and it’s still messed up. I may try food… maybe I’ll have better luck with that! Ha! Your meal looks amazing!

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