Salad for those empty fridge days
You get home tired after a long day. You leave your purse on the sofa, turn on the kitchen light and fill a glass of water. Then you open the cupboard, have a look at the fridge, and sigh. You haven’t been to the shop and nobody has for you. You decide to have another look and find out some hidden tomatoes resting in the drawer. On a shelf, a little bit upper, on the bottom of your fridge is the chicken breast left from the previous evening. A piece of stale bread just comes up on the top of your electric oven. And your basil sprigs still, which endures even without all that care you promised to have, waves from the balcony. Yes, you have been rescued, this may become a meal. And the good ones, light, perfect for a lazy and warm evening. Music in the house, wine in the glass and bon appétit!
200g of organic chicken breast cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon of lemon zest and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 small baguette cut in the upright direction (or whatever bread you have at home)
300 g of cherry tomatoes cut into halves
1 cup of fresh basil leaves
Freshly grated salt and pepper
In a big bowl you can mix the chicken with the lemon zest, a tablespoon of olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper. Sprinkle your baguette (already cut) with a tablespoon of olive oil.
Heat the fridge in a medium-heat and grill the chicken pieces until they brown. Do the same with your baguette, up to the point it gets brown and crispy (about a minute each side). Cut your baguette into small pieces.
Mix the grilled chicken and bread with cherry tomatoes in a big bowl, add your basil leaves, lime juice, two tablespoons of olive oil and a little bit more of freshly grated salt and pepper. So, you just have to serve it on the plates!
For vegetarians, you can exchange the chicken for small balls of buffalo mozzarella cut into halves and fine stripes of red onion. For those who find a portion of prawns in the fridge (wow!), you just replace the chicken for them and you can follow the same process – it is incredibly delicious!