Now how’s that for a title! Quite apt if you were in our kitchen yesterday just before lunch time. As we do, I have been storing a few bits and bobs in the line of leftovers the last couple of days and thought it time to use them up plus there were little dregs of sauces which I just don’t have the heart to throw away – I always think I can add them to something else but in reality never do, so, it was time to clean out the fridge. What resulted was a taste bud tantalising and very satisfying lunch.
My salad consisted of crispy baby gem lettuce, onion, cucumber, tomato, coriander, roast chicken and gammon with a drizzling of mayo, sweet chilli sauce and black pepper which I enjoyed in a nice cosy sunny spot in the lounge.
There was a little more motivation to emptying the fridge but you will have to wait to see why. Sadly no, we are not getting a new fridge, well not yet anyway.
I like clean-out-fridge salads! Yours looks delicious, filling and very appetizing!
Thanks so much Angie! It was very filling and very tasty. A slice of bread from one of your incredible loaves would have been a lovely accompaniment. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
Amazing what you can come up with if you’re determined to not shop and just use up what you have. That’s a really pretty looking salad xx
Absolutely Charlie – amazing what you can put together. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
That’s the perfect salad in my opinion. Yum!
Thanks Misky. It was fabulous. Have a lovely day. Hope your weather improves. 🙂 xo
I love coming up with creative recipes using what I have on hand! This salad looks delicious, Mandy!
Thanks very much Georgia. It’s great enjoying a satisfying meal using mostly leftovers. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Gorgeous – I think we’re forced to be extra inspired when faced with a limited number of lovely ingredients which need to be used. I’m just at the “filling up the fridge” stage here right now though!
Ooo, filling up a fridge is even more fun Tanya. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
Yum! I love a dinner ‘depends on’. Depends on what’s in the fridge, that’s what!
I have quite a few “depends on” dinners when my hubby is away Lisa. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
I’m thinking I can literally bit into that image.
Must say Jed it was a scrumity lunch. Have an awesome day. 🙂
Ugh! Warm winters day (Yes) clean out the fridge salad (No!) Mands the title conjures up all kinds of ickiness for me but your salad looks divine in spite of the title, hope you had a little glass of wine to go with that salad in the sun 🙂
Hee hee, sorry M! Sadly the salad was wineless. Was so thrilled to hear about Eddie going home – yippee! 🙂 xo
I have to say that the odds & ends in my fridge don’t look quite as good as yours. Could be a timing thing.
I’m sure you have some lovely tasty bits to make something scrumity Diane. Have a beautiful weekend. 🙂 xo
Seriously refreshing! Crunchy, munchy goodness. 😀
Was just what I needed Kath. Have a beautiful weekend. 🙂 xo
I am so hungry after viewing this salad. I love a great salad. And that sweet chili sauce sounds absolutely amazing on this.
This is a lovely taste explosion salad Kay. Have a super weekend. 🙂 xo
It looks so fresh and healthy, Mandy 🙂
Thanks Tes. It was most enjoyable. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂 xo
Those are preety damn good salad…
i think i’m gonna cleand up my fridge too…
Hope you share what you make Dedy. Have a super weekend. 🙂
Leftover creations are some of the finest. You must have been watching the Asian food channel yesterday as they had a whole session on leftover and boxed lunches. Your post would have fit right in. I love the sweet chili sauce idea.
What a lovely compliment Bam, thank you. Have a beautiful weekend. 🙂 xo
WOW! That is making me think a little differently about the things hiding in my fridge… perhaps there is more in there than I think… Looks delicious
Its amazing what you can put together with a few bits of leftovers. Have an awesome day. 🙂 xo
I love a good fridge clean-out day. It’s fun to see what you can come up with – and you come up with a winner! Can’t wait to see why the motivation to clean-out the fridge sprang up. 🙂 Have a good weekend Mandy!
Thanks Kristy. It helps having a salad with some some protein to help with keeping my tummy full until supper. Have an awesome day. I am sure you will like my reasoning for cleaning out the fridge. 🙂 xo
From such humble beginnings, a truly spectacular salad was born! Way to go Mandy! Like everyone else, that sweet chili sauce had me by the taste buds. So, I searched your site and found it. Thanks, Mandy!
You always know how to make me feel good John, thank you. Oh crumbs with mybeing distracted lately I forgot to put links in this post. I am sure you will understand when you see why….
So pleased you found the recipe for the chilli sauce. Have an awesome day. 🙂 xo
You can clean out my fridge any day if that’s the result!
Excellent Sally. Just as soon as I can make it over. That would be fun as I always love seeing what is in other peoples fridges. Have an awesome day.:-) xo
Any salad with chicken is a really nice go to meal
I agree Raymund. It is also quick and easy to make. Have a lovely day.:-) xo
Oftentimes we have wonderful little bits of food left over that never are enough for a meal but make a terrific salad. I made a similar salad the other day as we were preparing to move to our cottage in Maine for the summer.
How lovely that you are getting ready for your beautiful Maine summer home Karen. Pete and I are away ourselves at the moment. He whisked me off to Mauritius for a little holiday. It’s wonderful being back here. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
I was curious what’s your dressing, and you said mayo and sweet chilli sauce? Really? WOW I’m going to try that for today’s lunch! I LOVE sweet chilli sauce and always overdip everything… I think you already got me hooked with this dressing even before tasting it!
Nami, mayo and sweet chilli sauce is such a lovely combination of flavours. I look forward to hearing how you enjoy it. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo