What is a panzanella salad? It is traditionally an Italian salad made with leftover bread to soak up a great vinaigrette with chunky vegetables. I’ve made a little twist using feta and Greek salad dressing for this GREEK panzanella salad! SO yum! This is part one of two recipes I’m bringing to you this week for my Dinner and Dessert review for My Spice Sage website!
For me a great salad is a must year round. What makes a great salad are not only the main ingredients but what ties them all together. A delicious salad dressing! Salad dressings are so easy to make and can really be made to suit your taste. Here I have for you a light Greek salad dressing that is playing double duty as a marinade for chicken as well!
Almost all the dried spices used in this dressing/marinade came from My Spice Sage as you can see their packaging below:
Recipe adapted from HERE for the salad dressing
Greek salad dressing:
3/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Oregano, dried
2 tsp Basil, dried
1 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 Tbls Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Maltodextrin, optional (used as a thickening agent for the dressing, helps to keep dressing combined as well)
Salt and pepper to taste
For the salad:
1 each Chicken Breast, boneless skinless
1 each Romaine Lettuce, head, shredded
1/2 Pint Grape Tomatoes, sliced in half
1/2 each English Cucumber, cut in medium chunks
1/2 Cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
Homemade Garlic Croutons 1/2 a recipe
Pickled Red Onions for garnish
For the salad dressing:
Combine all ingredients in a blender until thoroughly combined. You can also use an emulsion blender or a whisk. If using a whisk, combine all ingredients except for the oil. Drizzle the oil a little at a time into the mix and whisk vigorously until fully combined. Set this in the fridge until ready for salad assembly.
For the salad:
Take the chicken breast and place in a plastic bag. Add about 1-2 Tbls of the dressing to the bag, close the bag and massage marinade into chicken so it is covered in dressing. Let this sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Grill the chicken breast until fully cooked. Let this cool completely on the counter and place this in the fridge again to get cold. Now, dice, slice all your ingredients for the salad to your liking. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and add enough salad dressing to light dress the ingredients. Using a spoon, mix all the ingredients. Place on a plate and enjoy!
Here is some more info about the My Spice Sage website:
The spices you get from the website are very good quality. They are the same quality I would receive in bulk while working in the restaurant industry. There are tons of different items that they have available. My favorite way of browsing is actually through alphabetical order, I love seeing all the different kinds of spices, vinegars and blend they have to offer. They have weekly promotions as well where you can get a free gift with purchase but this varies each week. All orders over $10 ship for free (Orders under $10 are subject to a flat $3 ‘Spice it Up’ Fee). All orders receive a Free 1oz spice sample of the customer’s choice so you can finally experiment with some new flavors! The best part to me is there is 100% satisfaction guarantee, if you are not completely satisfied you can return your order for a full refund or an exchange. No questions asked! They will even pay the return shipping charges for orders in the United States.
**The items given to me for this recipe were for review purposes. I was not compensated for these posts. All opinions are 100% my own.**
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