I often end up creating something by adding things together and tasting for seasoning. Here's a simple combo to make ahead.
Salad Dressing consists of 2 plus cups mild salsa; 4 to 6 Tablespoons Ortega taco seasoning mix; salt; pepper, dry parsley; and couple Tablespoons canola oil.
This is what I marinaded in the salad dressing: leftover cubed chicken breast, onion, celery, green pepper, cubed cucumbers, home grown tomatoes totaling about 3.5 cups sliced, black olive slices, and cooked pasta which has been cooled.
We ended up with a four quart bowl filled to the brim. I wish you had been able to join us today for lunch, but since you were unable to do so..... we have "planned overs" so I can sew this weekend!!!!