Kate Williams, RD, LD
Spontaneous Salad Maker
Like most people, do you hate to waste food? I found myself forgetting about random leftovers in the refrigerator (not enough for a meal alone) and decided to improvise. I introduce you to “Drop Salads”. It refers to salad that is created from leftovers like veggies, cooked meats, pasta or rice that you “drop” into a bowl. Simply raid your fridge and combine them. (Don’t forget the base - spinach leaves or any other mixed greens). Here is the latest “Drop Salad” I had for lunch –
A look at the ingredients -
If you are looking for something creative but with a little less drop and a little more chef inspiration – check out these fresh salad selections compliments of Campbell’s Kitchen®.
When a Bit More Time Allows
Tomato Asian Chicken Salad- A bed of salad greens is topped with chicken grilled and basted with an Asian-inspired sauce, made with Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato soup. Soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and garlic give this grilled chicken its character. Additional sauce is served as a salad dressing.
Margarita Shrimp Salad- Tired of the same old salad? Try this flavorful main dish salad made with Swanson® Chicken broth, that features tender shrimp flavored with lime and garlic...it's light, refreshing and a great change of pace.
Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad- This centerpiece salad features grilled chicken with juicy oranges, black beans, green onion and salad greens, topped with an amazing dressing made with Pace® Picante Sauce, lime juice and garlic.
BBQ Salmon Salad- Good-for-you salmon just got richer with the abundance of vitamins already in the juice which makes a fabulous salad dressing, featuring V8® 100% Vegetable juice.
Citrus-Picante Chicken & Melon Salad - Colorful, refreshing and absolutely delicious...this inventive grilled chicken salad, made with Pace® Picante sauce, is a winner. It's the perfect summertime dish!
Grilled Corn Salad- This is a fantastic summer salad. Buy summer's best sweet corn to mix with garden-fresh red peppers. Best of all, this can be made well ahead of time so you won't miss out on summer fun!
What are your favorite leftovers to drop in your salad? Share with us on Twitter with the hashtag #dropsalad.
Enjoy a summer of salads,
Kate received her bachelor's degree in dietetics from the University of Delaware and completed her dietetic internship at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She has over ten years of experience in a variety of nutrition-related practice areas including clinical nutrition, weight management counseling, health and wellness and nutrition education. Kate has worked as a nutrition consultant to the Campbell Soup Company since 2005.