When we moved to Colorado five years ago, one of the first restaurants we tried out in our new adventure was Noodles & Company. If you ever have the chance to dine at one...you must go! Whenever we get new visitors to see us, we typically at one point end up there for a quick lunch. They never disappoint and our friends and family are instant fans. P.S....when you go, try the Peach Sprite from their soda machine...it will change your world!
During the past four years while my girls were playing high school volleyball, we inevitably ended up having what I coined..."Bleacher Picnic Dinners", twice a week for game nights. Even though they weren't quite as romantic as a lakeside, sunset picnic, they were always most definitely action packed!
One of the meals I started to really like was "Noodles'" Mediterranean Salad with Grilled Chicken. It actually became a weekly craving at some point.
Well, now that we no longer have our bleacher picnics, I started making my own version at home. Still, so incredibly good...love this salad for dinners! It's also a great way to use up those 1/2 packages of left over ingredients.
The Med Salad
Inspired by Noodles and Company
Grilled Chicken, sliced thin
Roma Tomato, diced
Red Onion,, sliced thin
Kalamato olives, pitted and chopped
Pepperoni Slices, chopped
Genoa Salami Slices, chopped
Mini Penne Pasta, cooked, according to box directions and cooled
Feta Cheese, crumbled
Spicy Yogurt or Creamy Italian Dressing
Parmesan Cheese (optional)
One Year Ago: Grilled Shrimp, Corn and Avocado Salad
Two Years Ago: Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce
Three Years Ago: Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs
Four Years Ago: Mocha Mint Delight