Ever have leftover tossed salad that has gone a bit past its prime? Still, it’s edible but, well, not as appetizing as you’d like. Have you got a food processor (EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A FOOD PROCESSOR)? Make your leftover salad into soup
8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
8 cups leftover salad (including just about anything imaginable), chopped to a fine consistency in a food processor.
1 T hot sauce (or to taste)
3/4 cup lentils or split peas or the like
2 T olive oil
Heat broth, add finely chopped salad, hot sauce and lentils. Cook on medium heat about 30 minutes (till lentils/peas have softened). Garnish with olive oil drizzled over top.