Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pizza Salad

Since we are trying to get more greens into our diet, and I had leftover pizza stuff, plus leftover homemade spicy Caesar dressing, so I had to make something out of it! Our "leftover" meal will most likely become a regular on our dinner good!

Pizza Salad

15 pepperonis
1 head romaine lettuce, washed and cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 c fat free mozzarella cheese
1/4 c fat free Italian dressing
1/8 c leftover spicy Caesar dressing (you could use all Italian--add some cayenne to it to kick it up a notch)
croutons (from the Caesar salad also...easy to make last minute)
1/2 cucumber, sliced into small chunks
**you could add any other pizza toppings, including mushrooms, peppers, olives, etc.

Get the croutons started first if you don't already have them made.
Chop the pepperonis into fourths. Cook them in a medium heat skillet. Place them on a paper towel to drain the fat.
Mix together the two dressings and chill.
Combine all of the ingredients and serve! (served with the pepperonis and croutons still warm to mimic pizza a little bit more)

Do you have a suggestion for a great meal made from leftovers of another meal? I'd love to hear it--I have cupboards full of small amounts of all sorts of things. Time to start working on that!!