Don’t waste the carcass of a store-bought rotisserie chicken. Learn how easy it is to make chicken stock in less than one-hour from a store-bought rotisserie chicken!

How To Make Chicken Stock From A Rotisserie Chicken In Less Than An Hour!

In an effort to stretch our money and food a little further I’ve started making chicken stock from a store-bought rotisserie chicken. I buy a $5 rotisserie chicken from Costco just about every week. Normally I remove all the white meat from the bird and discard the carcass (I’ve never been a fan of dark chicken meat). I’ve been doing that for years… until last month when I decided I wanted to make some chicken stock. Well, actually, I didn’t have any boxed chicken broth on hand and I wanted to make a pot of soup. Then the light bulb went off in my head… ding ding ding… make chicken stock from that Costco rotisserie carcass! Duh?!?! Why haven’t I thought of that before. Now, that I’m home daily with the baby I have no excuse. Plus, we are on a very tight budget now so I’m trying to stretch our money just a little further in this world where food is continually rising in price.

how to make chicken stock from a rotisserie chicken

First step, take your carcass and place it in a large stock pot. I put mine in this 5.5 quart Le Creuset cast iron enamel pot. Then load it up with veggies. I like to use carrots, onions, and celery and since I grow my own herbs I put in a handful of fresh parsley. I also add in 2 chicken bouillon cubes (it adds additional chicken flavor) and some black pepper.

how to make chicken stock from a rotisserie chicken
Then I pour in 10 cups of water.

how to make chicken stock from a rotisserie chicken

Next up, bring your carcass and veggies to a boil. Then reduce to medium heat and simmer with lid on for 50 minutes. I remove the pot off the stove and let it cool to room temperature. I begin to sift through and gather all the vegetables and dark meat from the carcass. I place that in a separate container that I’ll use during the week for another pot of soup. See I told you I’m being ultra thrifty here. Then I place a mesh colander inside a very large bowl and begin to pour the broth into the bowl. The colander will catch all the bones and anything you don’t want in the soup.

how to make chicken stock from a rotisserie chickenI divide the stock (4-5 cups each) into two containers or freezer bags (label the bags before you pour the stock into it).  I typically place the stock in containers because I’ve never been able to freeze the stock to date because I make a pot of soup each week or every couple of days depending on how much I make.

That’s it… super easy way to make your own homemade chicken stock and stretch your food and wallet a little further!

Katie Original Recipe

How To Make Chicken Stock From A Rotisserie Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 10 cups stock

How To Make Chicken Stock From A Rotisserie Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 white onion, quartered
  • Small bunch of parsley (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 chicken bouillon
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 10 cups water

Directions

  1. Place the chicken carcass in a 5.5 quart stock pot. Then place in carrots, celery, onion, parsley, chicken bouillon cubes and black pepper. Then pour the water on top of the contents in the pot. Bring to a boil on high (about 10 minutes) with lid on. Then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 40 minutes. Mix on occasion to ensure the carcass is breaking apart and all the flavors are mixing.
  2. Let cool, remove any chicken left on the carcass plus vegetables and store in a separate container to be used for soup. Strain stock in a mesh colander that is sitting in a large bowl. Pour stock into freezer bag or container to use at a later date. Use within one week or freeze and use up to 3 months later.
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Combine fresh peaches and ripe plum tomatoes to create the ultimate peach salsa recipe. 
Peach Salsa
Peach season is nearing the end and what better way to commemorate the season than to make a delicious fresh and homemade peach salsa. I’ve made mango salsa a few times, sadly never documented it here on Katie’s Cucina. While dreaming up ideas for dinner last week, I decided I would make a big batch of peach salsa verse my traditional salsa recipe that I make on a weekly basis. If dinner isn’t close to being ready by the time my husband gets home from work we typically have what we call an appetizer and indulge in some chips and dip. If my husband had his way he would eat greasy potato chips with fattening french onion dip. But me, being the good and health conscious wife I am always try to have healthy options on hand. Hence why I pretty much always have fresh salsa in the fridge!  It’s light enough to not ruin dinner yet filling enough to keep us content.
Peach Salsa
Back to my dinner planning. My husband went deep sea fishing for the first time in a year last month. He caught the biggest red snapper of the day on the east coast of Florida! That meant fish fillets for our freezer. Which I welcome with open arms since it’s been a year since our freezer has been stocked with fish! I have perfectly portioned bags of fish for two in the freezer. I take them out of the freezer the night before and place them into the refrigerator to thaw and by the next day they are typically thawed and ready to go by dinner time. Last week, I decided I would make blackened red snapper and top it with peach salsa. The dinner turned out divine and we found ourselves eating large spoonfuls of peach salsa with each and every bite of the white flakey fish (recipe to come)!
Peach Salsa
This peach salsa would also compliment a grilled pork tenderloin or chicken breast. Oh and what about a fresh summer spinach salad and using a few spoonful of peach salsa instead of dressing? Or of course you can scoop up the peach salsa with crispy tortilla chips! Peach salsa is perfect for munching on poolside, too!
Katie Original Recipe
Peach Salsa

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Peach Salsa

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 red bell pepper
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 Peaches, peeled and halved
  • 2 plum tomatoes, quartered

Directions

  1. In a food processor combine, fresh cilantro, lime juice, red bell pepper and red onion. Pulse for 5 seconds. Then add in the garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, brown sugar, peeled and halved peaches, and quartered plum tomatoes. Pulse for 5-10 seconds until diced up. Serve immediately or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
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Summer Basil Pesto Mezzaluna Soup

I love soup. If you’ve been reading Katie’s Cucina for the past 4.5 years you should know this already. I use to make a pot of soup every single week. I would portion off the soup on a Sunday afternoon and have it with my lunch during the work week. Just in the past few week’s I’ve started making a big pot of soup each week. I’m finding that it’s an almost guaranteed way I’ll get to eat lunch with baby in tote.

Baby Ryder in his Bumbo Chair

I am all for quick and easy, and this soup came about because I was hungry after an intense workout at baby boot camp. I just started grabbing food from my pantry and refrigerator. I love a good tortellini soup and as soon as I started scouring my pantry I knew I would use the box of mezzaluna I purchased from World Market a few months back. I’ve made this soup two more times since my original creation. If I can make this soup with a then 3.5 month old bright-eyed and cooing at my feet so can you! I figured I would share a cute photo I snapped of Ryder while I was photographing this soup. He recently started sitting in his Bumbo chair. I think he likes it for the most part and it’s helping him to get the hang of sitting on his own. Of course heavily assisted.

Summer Basil Pesto Mezzaluna Soup

Katie Original Recipe

Summer Basil Pesto Mezzaluna Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6

Summer Basil Pesto Mezzaluna Soup

Ingredients

  • 48 oz Chicken Stock
  • 5 oz Fresh Spinach
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Zucchini, Julianne(about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups Mezzaluna w/ Basil Pesto Filling
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dill, minced
  • 1 tsp parsley, minced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced

Directions

  1. In a large stock pot, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Then add in the fresh spinach, lemon juice, julianned zucchini, mezzaluna, and black pepper.
  2. Cook for 10 minutes (on medium-high)until the mezzaluna is al dente. Then add in the fresh dill, parsley, and green onions, simmer on low for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
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the easiest and most amazing cheesy artichoke bread

Are you ready for the most decadent bread you’ve ever tasted? I mean, how can you go wrong slathering a creamy cheesy artichoke spread on top of soft French bread? This recipe happened on a fluke, and I’m so happy I decided to photograph it before we devoured it. This recipe is all about using up leftovers, however, you can easily make a big batch of artichoke dip and use a full loaf of french bread. That is my plan the next time I go to make this bread.

cheesy artichoke bread

I had a quarter cup of leftover artichoke dip and instead of eating it as an afternoon snack I decided to mix it with some mayonnaise, shredded cheese, and garlic. Within five minutes I had a cheesy artichoke concoction that was ready to get slathered onto the last of my soft french bread.

cheesy artichoke bread I served my cheesy artichoke bread as a side with spaghetti bolognese. But let’s be honest this cheesy artichoke bread was the star of our dinner. We were both fighting over the last slices. This bread is perfect to entertain with. Make the spread ahead of time and right before your about to serve dinner slather it on to the bread and bake for 8-10 minutes. This recipe is for a quarter half of a loaf of soft French bread (cut your loaf in half lengthwise, then cut it in half width wise. One quarter of the bread was used–got it?). So whether or not you have leftovers or simply want to indulge in the most decadent cheesy artichoke bread on the planet, give this recipe a try!

Katie Original Recipe

Cheesy Artichoke Bread

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 5 slices

Cheesy Artichoke Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup leftover Artichoke Dip
  • 1/2 cup 6 Cheese Shredded Italian Blend
  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp minced garlic in water
  • 1/4 slice of Soft French Bread

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, mix together leftover artichoke dip, shredded Italian cheese, mayonnaise, and garlic until well blended.
  3. Slather the cheesy artichoke blend on top of the soft Italian Bread. Bake for 8-10 minutes until cheese is golden and bubbling. Serve immediately.
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This is a sponsored post brought to you by Better with Reds. All opinions are my own. SummerMealsAreBetter_fnl

Grilled Italian Sausage & Red Potatoes using @betterwithreds #BetterWithReds #SummerFood #Grilling

Happy June! Can you believe we are close to the mid-way point of the year? And even better summer is looming upon us. Well, here in Florida, summer is here with a vengeance. Between the 90+ degree days, high humidity, and afternoon thunder showers, summer has arrived. I love to grill year round and especially so in the summer months when our home is at its hottest point and the last thing I want to do is heat up our home with dinner cooking only to take a good day to cool it off. And then later pay the pricey electric bill. I’ve teamed up today with Black Gold Farms and Better with Reds Potatoes to share a fun grilling recipe and an amazing giveaway!

Grilled Italian Sausage & Red Potatoes

Did you know you could grill potatoes?

No tinfoil pouch required. Growing up I remember my dad with make foil pouches with potatoes and onions in them, but never dared to leave them bare on the grill. Ever since I first started using Better with Reds I started grilling them “naked” with no foil pouch straight-up on the grill. The key is to close the lid and turn them frequently to prevent sticking and burning. Oh and lather those spuds up with some olive or grapeseed oil. Whatever you have on hand will work!

Grilled Italian Sausage & Red Potatoes using @betterwithreds #BetterWithReds #SummerFood #Grilling

I have vegetable basket inserts for my STOK grill and that’s what I use. You can use traditional vegetable grilling baskets if you don’t have the fancy inserts like I do. For this recipe for Grilled Italian Sausage & Red Potatoes I place the Italian Sausage on the bottom of the basket and then layer on the potatoes and veggies. Tossing them every 5 minutes to prevent burning and sticking to the grill. Once the potatoes are fork tender I remove everything off the grill and then top with fresh herbs and shredded mozzarella. I love this grilled version of Grilled Italian Sausage & Red Potatoes it reminds me of my oven baked version that takes 2 hours. Instead this is all done on the grill and done within 30 minutes! My kind of meal.Grilled Italian Sausage & Red Potatoes

For more summer potato recipes check out the Better with Reds website or some of my fellow bloggers recipes:

 

Katie Original Recipe

Grilled Italian Sausage & Red Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 2-3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 24oz package of Black Gold Farms Red Potatoes with Italian Herbs Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 white onion, quartered
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 8 oz whole baby bellas
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 4 mild Italian Sausage
  • 2 tbsp each fresh basil, parsley, and oregano chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat grill on high heat for about 10 minutes. Clean it then reduce the heat to medium.
  2. Wash and quarter Black Gold Farms Red Potatoes. Place them in a gallon size zip-top bag. Then place the onions, bell peppers, and baby bellas in the bag.
  3. In a bowl combine the Italian Herb Seasoning with 1/4 cup olive oil. Mix well and then pour in the bag. Close zip-top bag and massage throughout the vegetables until evenly divided.
  4. Divide the Italian sausage among the two vegetable basket skillets in the grill. Then divide and pour the potato/pepper mixture among the two vegetable baskets. Cook in 5 minute increments, flipping sausage and mixing vegetables for a total of 5 times (25 minutes). During the last 10 minutes add the cherry tomatoes, and mix.
  5. Remove the grilled italian sausage and red potatoes from the grill, top with fresh herbs and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. Enjoy immediately.
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Better with Reds Giveaway

On to the giveaway. One reader will have a chance to win:

  • 3-pound bag of red potatoes from Black Gold Farms
  • 3 packages of Roasties fresh potatoes (one of each flavor)
  • $500 Omaha Steaks gift card

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Better with Reds Twitter Party

Join Better with Reds on Wednesday, June 4th; 8:00pm-9:00pm CST for a Twitter party! During the Twitter party they will be giving away fresh potato swag packages from Black Gold Farms as well as $100 Sur la Table gift card, and a $50 Amazon gift card.

About Black Gold Farms and Better with Reds

Black Gold Farms is a multi-generational, family owned organization that has been in business more than 80 years. They are now a global potato production, sales and service company, as well as an industry leader that ships more than 500 million pounds of potatoes each year that get made into potato chips or fresh red potatoes that end up on your plate.

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Looking to spice up traditional mashed potatoes? Combine butternut squash and mashed potatoes with brown sugar and ginger to give your family and friends a tasty side dish.
Ginger Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes from KatiesCucina.com

I’m back from my babymoon–energized and relaxed and ready to share a few tasty fall-like recipes. Last month, I shared my apple butter pork chops. Pictured in some of those photos was this recipe for Ginger Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes. I wasn’t sure if my husband would go for these doctored up mashed potatoes. He is not a big fan of ginger, so I decided to reduce the amount of ginger that was initially called in the recipe. I also added more brown sugar, because just like butter–everything is better with a little more brown sugar!

Ginger Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes from KatiesCucina.com

I did not give Jon a full serving of the Ginger Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes only in fear that he would take one bite and then eat around the sweet and savory untraditional potato! I was pleasantly surprised–he ate them quicker than I was able to cut up my pork chop! And then asked for more. He loved them! Shocker to me since I knew the ingredients in the potatoes. In fact, he has asked for me to make these a few times now.

Ginger Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes from KatiesCucina.comSo whether you want to spice up this holiday and go the non-traditional mashed potato route, or you want to spice up your leftover mashed potatoes (which is what I plan to do on the Friday after Thanksgiving), these Ginger Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes are sure to be a hit in your house just as much as they were in mine!

Adapted from Publix Aprons

Ginger Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4

Ginger Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-oz) box frozen cooked butternut squash
  • 8 oz cup leftover or prepared mashed potatoes
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp ginger spice paste
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped

Directions

  1. Microwave squash following package instructions. Transfer squash to medium bowl. Reheat leftover microwave mashed potatoes.
  2. Stir the mashed potatoes into the butternut squash along with the brown sugar, butter, ginger paste, salt, and pepper.
  3. Slice the onions. Fold mashed potatoes and all but 1 tablespoon of green onions into squash mixture. Serve and garnish with additional green onions.
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Feta and Herb Mashed Potatoes

Here is another dish that I’ve been making all year and yet to share on Katie’s Cucina. I created this recipe back in May when I was on my feta kick. Remember guys, I just started eating and cooking with feta this year! I know… I can feel the daggers coming through the computer screen–don’t kill me or my taste-buds please.

Feta and Herb Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are fresh and full of flavor and surprisingly they don’t need any stinking gravy. You see… I have a slight problem with drowning my food with gravy. I guess we could call it a gravy addiction. I feel the need to smother my potatoes with the salty liquid, but for once… not these spuds! Anytime I make these potatoes for family and friends they all instantly fall in love with the potatoes! Why not switch up your usual holiday mashed potatoes and make these fresh and vibrant potatoes instead?

Feta and Herb Mashed Potatoes

*I recommend using Yukon potatoes and not red potatoes (as pictured above). Since taking this photo I’ve tested the recipe a few more times and found that the Yukon potatoes yield a better and smoother texture for this mashed potato dish.

Katie Original Recipe

Feta and Herb Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

These creamy and fresh potatoes will add new depth to any meal. Some would think that sour cream was added in the potatoes thanks to the tanginess of the feta cheese.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium white potatoes, peeled
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 cup each fresh parsley, dill, and sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • *3 tbsp milk if needed

Directions

  1. Peel, chop, and rinse potatoes. Fill water to just above the potatoes and add 1 tbsp salt. Bring to a boil and cook for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft enough to fall apart when a knife is inserted in them.
  2. Drain potatoes, and add 1/4 cup butter to the pot the potatoes were boiling in. Add the potatoes back to the pot then add fresh parsley, dill, and green onions followed by feta cheese. Place a lid on top of the potatoes and let them sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Add black pepper to the potatoes and mash using a hand-mixer. Add milk if needed (one tablespoon at a time or until moist). Top with more fresh herbs and butter and serve immediately.

Notes

*Always chop your potatoes evenly so that they cook evenly. *I've tested these potatoes multiple times and have found that yukon potatoes work best and 95% of the time I did not need to add any liquid to my potatoes.

Katie Original Recipe

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 Fresh Basil Pesto

I’ve been growing fresh basil for at least 5 years now. It is one of the easiest herbs to grow and thrives if you find it a spot it likes. Since I’m heading out of town today I decided I wanted to trim my basil plants and make some pesto. Of course, I froze the pesto to be used upon my return home from Italy.

Fresh Basil Pesto

I’ve learned throughout the years that pesto does not stay fresh for long. I’ve experimented with many different recipes and techniques and found that freezing small amounts of pesto for later use is the best method. The pesto will brown a little during the freezing process; however, once thawed out it will taste just as good as  the first day it was made!

Fresh Basil Pesto

I made a quick 4 minute video to teach you just how I make pesto. So if you’ve never made pesto I invite you to watch how easy it is to make!

Now, I hope I made those of you that have been intimidated or never knew how easy it is to make pesto that much more comfortable. I expect everyone to do their homework and go make pesto! Remember, its all up to how you like it to taste. If you like it a little more earthy add additional pine nuts. You want it more creamy add more cheese, etc.
This recipe was originally posted on July 6, 2010.

Katie Original Recipe

Basil Pesto

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1-1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1 medium sized garlic clove
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a small frying pan add pine nuts to the pan and toast until golden brown, but not burnt!
  2. In a food processor add the whole garlic cloves and a drizzle of olive oil. Puree for 10 seconds. Then add the basil and pine nuts to your food processor. Puree for an additional 10-15 seconds.
  3. Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  4. Start scooping out pesto and placing it into the individual ice slots. Make sure the pesto is packed down to the bottom of the tray. You do not need to grease the pan since the basil has olive oil in it which will act as the grease to get it out. One batch of Basil Pesto should fill one ice cub tray. Freeze for one hour uncovered, then pop the cubes of pesto out, and store in a freezer proof bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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greek pasta salad

I love a quick and easy (and of course very tasty) pasta salad. I also like when they aren’t chocked full of mayonaise. I had this recipe idea in my head for a while now and finally brought this Greek-style pasta salad to life! Granted, it does contain cheese that has to be refrigerated, but its just as fabulous to bring to an upcoming bbq. I developed an entire Greek menu all dedicated to bbqing since we are unofficially celebrating the last week of summer before Labor day. So stay tuned all week because by Friday I’ll have an entire menu for you to wow your friends and family this Labor day weekend!

greek pasta salad

Pair the Greek Pasta Salad with Grilled Greek Chicken Strips and Grilled Greek Corn on the Cob for a complete Greek inspired meal!

Source: Katie Original

Greek Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 box of bow tie pasta
  • 1-1/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup feta
  • 1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Greek Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package, drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile in a large bowl (or container) add halved grape tomatoes, diced cucumber, feta, sliced kalamata olives, red onion, and artichoke hearts together.
  3. In a small bowl add 1/4 cup canola oil and Greek seasoning together--mix well until well combined.
  4. Add pasta to bowl and begin mixing the vegetables and cheese with the pasta. Once the pasta and vegetables are partially combined proceed to pour the oil/seasoning mix over the pasta. Mix well until everything is well incorporated. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 3 days.

Notes

*After refrigerating the salad the oil tended to stick to the pasta. Feel free to let the pasta salad sit out for a good 15 minutes, mix well and if need be add a little more oil and Greek seasoning. **my neighbor added peperocinis to this and said it was phenomenal.

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Are you ready for a knock out seasoning that will be a staple in your kitchen this summer? Do you use traditional season salt? If so, this is the new and improved season salt for the summer months! It’s still a salt but infused with citrus and herbs that boost the flavors in ordinary foods to make them extraordinary. *Note, you could cut the amount of salt to make it more of a spice blend than a salt–don’t go rubbing it all over chicken or fish–it will be uneatable due to the high amount of sodium in this mix.

This is a super easy salt to make from all the spices you currently have on hand in your cupboard. This also makes for a great host/hostess gift. Whip up a batch in a pretty jar that seals well and bring this the next time your invited to a BBQ! Your host/hostess will be wowed that you not only brought them something, but a customized spice made specifically for them.

Look at the gorgeous colors this fresh seasoning makes once mixed together. Best of all you can store this seasoning salt for up to 3 months in a well sealed jar.

Adapted from: Martha Stewart

Citrus-Herb Seasoning Salt

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coarse salt
  • 2 tbsps finely grated lemon zest
  • 4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 3 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red-pepper flakes

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients above together in an airtight jar. Store for up to 3 months.
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