So here's how you make California Caviar. You take 8 oz of your favorite Italian dressing, 6 oz crumbed feta cheese, 1 medium tomato (seeded and chopped), 1 small can of chopped green chile's, and 1 small can of chopped black olives. Mix it all together and throw in some cilantro to taste and then just let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. It is great served with corn chips and until last night, that's the only way I'd ever had it.
But then I had a brainstorm. We're getting to the end of the week, need to make a trip to the grocery store, and generally by this time in the week the dinner supplies are running a little low. What I did have on hand was some chicken and a little bit of the California Caviar I had set aside. So here's where I got really smart.
Turns out California Caviar makes an AMAZING topping for grilled chicken. It's based on Italian dressing which in and of itself can work as a simple marinade. But throw in the other ingredients and you've got yourself a seriously delicious piece of chicken. So good! From now on, I'm setting aside a bit of the dip every time I make it for this purpose!