Hot? Stressed? Short on time? Pick up some cucumber tomato salad from

your deli counter. Stretch it with a few on hand ingredients and presto

a scrumptious summer supper in mins.

Grilled Chicken Panzanella Salad: Prepare grill for direct heat cooking.

Place 1 pound boneless chicken breast halves in shallow dish. Coat with

1/4 caesar style vinaigrette. Let stand 20 mins. Grill chicken over

direct heat and turning once until no longer pink in center, About 6

mins per side. Cool slightly cut into 1/ inch thick slices. Meanwhile

bake 1/2 loaf frozen mozzarella garlic bread according to pkg

directions. Cool and cut into 1 inch cubes. In a large bowl combine 1

pound prepared deli cucumber tomato salad, 1 cup torn loosely packed

fresh basil leaves, chicken and bread cubes. Toss with 1/2 cup caesar

style vinaigrette. Makes 4 servings


Pierogi Salad with Broccoli: Saute 1 pkg frozen potato and cheddar

pierogis according to pkg directions. Cool. Meanwhile in a large bowl

toss 3 cups cooked broccoli florets, 1 pound prepared cucumber tomato

salad and 2 Tablespoons ranch dressing. Place pierogis on platter. Top

with broccoli mixture. Drizzle with 3 Tablespoons ranch dressing.

Sprinkle with 2 slices crumbled cooked bacon. Makes 4 servings


Zesty Greek Salad: In a large bowl toss 5 cups torn mixed lettuce such

as 1 pkg 10oz Italian salad mix with 1/4 cup red wine vinaigrette. Place

on sering platter. Arrange 1 1/2 pounds prepared deli cucumber tomato

salad, 2oz feta cheese broken into chunks, 8 stuffed grape leaves and 1

yellow pepper cut into strips. Drizzle with 1 Tablespoon red wine

vinaigrette. Makes 4 servings

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing.We make a living by what

we get but we make a life by what we give.