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Remix: Leftovers for Lunch

By Christopher Stewart | August 27, 2013


The million dollar question everyone is asking is, where did summer go? In just a few days, it will be time to get back in the groove of packing lunches, scheduled bed times, and that age old question of what to make for dinner. Making dinner is great, but what’s even better is when dinner from the night before can transform into a fresh lunch the next day, or another dinner with a new touch for another night.  Here are 10 meals that go from dinner to lunch (and even breakfast) any night of the week. 

For Dinner: Roasted Corn Salad 
The Remix: Bring corn salad to room temperature and add to a green salad, or top it on tacos for the next night’s dinner.

For Dinner: Cilantro, Mint, and Basil Yogurt Dip
The Remix: Spread this dip on a sandwich to add flavor instead of regular mayo.

For Dinner: Grilled Leg of Lamb
The Remix: Slice this leg of lamb thin, add thick cut tomatoes and leafy greens, and make sandwiches for lunch the next day. Lamb gyros are a great dinner option, adding a warm fluffy pita, fresh vegetables and classic tzatziki sauce.

For Dinner: Firecracker Crab Cakes
The Remix: Reheat these crab cakes and flatten them to make a crab cake sandwich for lunch, or add a small green salad and have the sandwich with dinner.

For Dinner: Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus
The Remix: There is always leftover hummus! It’s so versatile–it’s a filling dip with vegetables, sandwich spread or on top of a salad. Hummus is equally great with eggs and toast for breakfast

sesame crusted salmon

For Dinner: Black and White Sesame Crusted Salmon
The Remix: This salmon is great as a stand out dish for dinner, but it’s also great the next day, flaked and tossed in a salad for lunch.

For Dinner: Roasted Pork Loin with a Pistachio Crust
The Remix: Slice this pork loin into thick slices, quickly sear and make a great sandwich for lunch.

For Dinner: Chicken Thighs with Meyer Lemon Salsa
The Remix: Extra salsa can be made and added on top of eggs, a garnish for hummus, or a topping to steak or fish.

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For Dinner: Pork Shoulder 2 Ways
The Remix: Pork shoulder is so versatile. One pork shoulder can make 3 or 4 different meals. Slice for sandwiches, shred and mix with your favorite barbecue sauce and have pulled pork, and if the bone is in, it can be used to make a rich and hearty soup.

For Dinner: Lentil Salad
The Remix: Lentil salad is great with a piece of protein for energy all day long. Sauté the lentils and top with a piece of seared salon for a quick and easy lunch or dinner.

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