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Greek Chicken Salad
I have been so busy over summer that I have not had time to keep up with posts, hopefully I will have some more time to post more regularly over August. I tagged this recipe to make for a swap I am involved in, as I had some leftover roast chicken to use up. It was a quick, easy and very tasty recipe and I loved the combination of ingredients used. I made mine with regular mayonnaise instead of miracle whip as I prefer this. I served ours over salad greens with some crusty bread for a great summer time meal. To read more reviews on this recipe or to view more photos please click here.


3 Cups cubed cooked chicken breasts (About 3- 4 breasts)(leftover roast chicken also works well)
2 Medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, chopped
1 1/4 Cups crumbled feta cheese
2/3 Cup sliced pitted ripe olives (I used pimento stuffed olives.)
1/4 Cup snipped parsley
3/4 Cup Miracle Whip (I used mayonnaise)
3/4 Cup plain yogurt
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
3 Minced garlic cloves
Lettuce leaf


1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, cucumber, cheese, and olives.

2. In a smaller bowl, stir together parsley, Miracle Whip, yogurt, oregano, and garlic.

3. Add to chicken mixture, toss to coat, Ccver and chill.

Serve on lettuce or mixed green leaves.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Roast Veal in Tuna Sauce – from the Madeira Islands, Portugal
I tagged this to make for a recipe swap game I play on recipezaar. I am so glad I did as I had my family over on Sunday for lunch and this went down a treat. I made it up on Saturday, rather apprehensively, as I am not a great anchovy lover unlike my brothers. I chose to make the recipe as stated, I did leave out the extra salt as I felt there would be enough saltiness from the anchovy paste. We all absolutely loved this and the tuna topping was awesome and would be great even served by itself as a salad topping. I served this as part of a lunch with several other antipasti dishes, a big green salad and some rustic crusty bread and it was delicious. To view the original recipe and to also check out other recipes by this chef please click here.


1 1/2kg Veal roast (from leg)
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Cup water
1 Tablespoon anchovy paste
1 Teaspoon salt (I left this out)
1/2 Teaspoon pepper
2 Bay leaves
1/2 Sliced onion
2 Garlic cloves


170g Tuna, canned
1 Tablespoon chopped anchovy
1 Tablespoon chopped capers
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons cream, whipped


Chopped stuffed olives
Lemon slice


1. Bind veal roast into roll, if necessary, and place in casserole.

2. Mix lemon juice, water, anchovy paste, salt and pepper, and pour over meat.

3. Add bay leaves, onion slices, and juice from garlic cloves, and roast in oven at 180C/350F for two hours. Leave to cool in liquid.


1. Squash tuna with fork, mix with chopped anchovies, chopped capers and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper, and fold in mayonnaise and whipped cream.

2. Remove veal from liquid, dry with absorbent paper, cut in thin slices.

3. Arrange on platter and pour sauce over meat.

4. Place in refrigerator overnight.

5. Garnish with olives, lemon slices and parsley.

A great summer dish with a nice big salad, some crusty bread and a good bottle of wine.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.