I made a lot of edits to this dish, I’ll start out with that disclaimer. I ran to the store today to get the ingredients I needed for this dish and that’s where the edits came in. I had looked at the recipe beforehand so I knew what I needed and how it was going to all come together.
*I used rotisserie chicken instead of grilling chicken
*I used penne instead of rigatoni
*I used mixed greens instead of lettuce
*I stir fried all of the veggies with EVOO, salt and pepper instead of grilling
So what I had was another “build your own” meal.
_Mixed greens on the whole plate
_ 1/3 plate penne
_1/3 plate chicken
_1/3 plate stir fried veggies
_avocado in the middle
_sprouts on top of avocado
_fresh basil scattered on the dish
It’s funny, certain parts of this dish went together really well but it didn’t all come together as one.
I loved the penne with the tomatoes and zucchini and corn.
I loved the chicken with the sprouts and avocado.
The greens didn’t quite do it for me.
I have leftovers for lunch tomorrow and I think I’m going to do the penne with the veggies, chicken and fresh basil. And can we talk about the FRESH basil for a sec.
I was at Hannafords today not TJ’s and I couldn’t find the basil. Whenever a recipe calls for basil I go right for dried but I have to admit fresh is the way to go. I mean I know that fresh is always better but man did it make a difference in this dish. The tomatoes, zucchini and EVOO with the fresh basil took me right back to Italy! Prego 👌