Gourmet Leftovers #recipe: Feta Waldorf Salad with Ecce Panis Bread #EasterMeals #Cbias

I love to cook…MOST days! There are some days that are crazy hectic or I am tired and cranky and just have no desire to cook dinner. Unfortunately, I cannot skip feeding my family dinner just because I am cranky! I wish I could but they are sortof demanding when they get hungry! On days like that I like to make sure I have leftovers in the house to feed people. Of course, leftovers get a bit boring sometimes but there are ways to spice them up and get creative so you don’t really FEEL like you are eating leftovers! When I was asked to help Collective Bias out with their #EasterMeals Gourmet Leftovers mission, I knew this was a perfect fit for me!

Yesterday, I decided to take my leftover chicken breasts and turn them into something a bit more gourmet than just plain chicken! I headed over to Walmart to find some good bread. While I enjoy making homemade bread, it just doesn’t fit into today’s hectic schedule! Walmart has a fairly good selection of bread but my mission includes the Ecce Panis brand so I take a closer look at the options:

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There is a fairly good selection of shapes and styles to choose from. I decide to go with the individual Ciabatta rolls. I think they will make cute little mini sandwiches. Then, I can give the kids one sandwich and my husband and I two….maybe 3? I am feeling hungry! I will be pairing my Feta Waldorf Salad with an organic Butternut Squash soup (premade but very yummy!) so we should have plenty to fill us up. Here is the recipe I use to turn my plain old chicken breasts into gourmet leftovers:

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Feta Waldorf Salad
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped, peeled tart apple
  • 1 cup halved seedless grapes
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied pecans
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt 
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese
  • 2 – 3 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Ecce Panis bread to serve it on!


1. Cut the chicken breasts into bite sized pieces.
2. When you are finished chopping all the fruits, veggies and nuts, put them in a large bowl.  Add the cubed chicken and mix gently.
3. In a small bowl, mix the yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper. Add to the chicken, fruit, veggie and nut mixture and mix well. Add feta cheese and stir gently.
4. Warm the bread in the oven and place a small pile of the Waldorf Salad in the roll. Enjoy!
I think that the Ecce Panis Ciabatta rolls that I chose for this recipe worked really well. There was not alot of work involved in slicing the rolls compared to trying to slice a loaf of bread into thin slices. It had a chewy texture but was easy to bite into and didn’t result in all of my filling falling out onto the plate! According to the Ecce Panis website, they make a TON of different varieties and I would love it if my Walmart would expand their offerings! Only 5 minutes in the oven to warm, fresh bread makes it great for hectic weeknights! If you would like to learn more about Ecce Panis breads you can check them out on Facebook.
(valid 3/26/12 – 5/31/12 or while quantities last).

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Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. 


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