The problem with making roast beef is figuring out what to do with the leftovers, since reheating overcooks and dries out the meat. Sure, you could thinly slice the roast beef for sandwiches. But my favorite way of eating leftover roast beef (or venison) is cold and in a salad.
You can either thinly slice the roast beef into strips or cut it into cubes. To make your salad, add the cold roast beef to your favorite type of lettuce (I used romaine) and pile on other goodies like pine nuts, feta cheese crumbles, tomatoes, olives or whatever strikes your fancy.
Homemade salad dressings with NAKANO® rice vinegars
Then there was the matter of all that leftover Chipotle Mayo sauce. What was I going to do with it? I got the idea to add NAKANO Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar to the sauce to make a fabulous homemade salad dressing. It’s very spicy, so you may want to dial down the heat by adding more mayonnaise or no fat Greek yogurt.
Chipotle Rice Vinegar Salad Dressing
Adapted from Nadia G.’s Chipotle Mayo recipe
- 1 cup prepared mayonnaise
- 6 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 cup of NAKANO Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar
- In a food processor, blend together the mayonnaise, chipotle peppers, sea salt and black pepper to taste.
- Add NAKANO rice vinegar and blend until combined.
- Pour into a salad dressing bottle and shake before pouring on your salad.
Splash it on with NAKANO vinegars
NAKANO Natural and Seasoned Rice Vinegars are a healthy alternative to fattening condiments in your holiday cooking. Instead of butter and sour cream on your baked potato, try a splash of NAKANO Red Pepper Seasoned Rice Vinegar. Splash some NAKANO® Basil & Oregano Seasoned Rice Vinegar on noodles. NAKANO Balsamic Blend Seasoned Rice Vinegar would be wonderful on salads or roasted vegetables, too!
What other healthy ways can you use NAKANO vinegars in your holiday cooking?
Disclosure: Mizkan, the parent company of NAKANO, provided compensation for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own.