Five Second Lunch

Well, it’s technically more like five minutes.

As someone who used to live off of lunch meat and cheese sandwiches for lunch because they took no time at all, it’s been hard for me to come up with quick and easy meals to make for myself during the day.  Lorelei is generally okay playing by herself for a little bit, but beyond five – maybe ten – minutes and she starts to get really cranky.  This morning – last night? – I was thinking about what I had in the fridge and this is what I came up with, apologies for the lack of measurements:

Spinach Salad with Fresh “Fruit”

  • 2 Chicken breast tenderloins
  • Greek seasoning
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Baby spinach (duh), a few cups worth
  • 4-5 medium or large strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • handful of grape tomatoes, diced or whole depending on your preference
  • goat cheese

Season chicken tenders with greek seasoning.  Grill.

While the chicken is cooling, mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar (I used about equal parts) and a dash of greek seasoning to make your dressing.  Toss with your spinach, strawberries and tomatoes.  Arrange on salad on plates.  Add diced chicken and crumbled goat cheese on top.  Yummy.

Serves two.  So good, so easy and a good way to use up leftover produce from other recipes.


About Kirsten

Wife, mother, writer and all around knerd. Maker of cookies, scarves and really big messes.

Posted on July 20, 2010, in Recipes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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