Today I adventured into Wendy’s with my crew to celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day Festival, to prep for the event we like to visit our favorite restaurants to get stuffed and energized for the event. To my surprise there were some delicious new options to choose from in our local Wendy’s Restuarant, I was able to pick from the new Wendy’s Core Salad options.
There is a big difference between “fresh” and “freshly assembled.” Some restaurants assemble their salads with only frozen and pre-packaged lettuce and produce, but they have an “aura” of freshness because customers can see their salads being made.
These are a few ways Wendy’s ensure the freshest ingredients every time people come to their restaurants. In every Wendy’s restaurant, employees freshly chop vegetables every day, starting with full heads of iceberg and romaine lettuces and other veggies like cucumbers and tomatoes. How awesome is that where you are basically eating the freshest ingredients verses frozen and thawed veggies. Every salad entrée uses only premium white meat chicken breasts that are grilled at the time of your order and placed warm on your salad.
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Wendy’s BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad harkens to a smoky backyard grill-out with fire-roasted sweet corn, freshly diced tomatoes, light and lively spring mix combined with Applewood Smoked bacon and grilled chicken drizzled with savory BBQ sauce, topped with creamy Simply Dressed® BBQ Ranch Dressing.
Wendy’s Apple Pecan Chicken Salad marries the crisp refreshing snap of ripe red and green apples with the delectable crunch of roasted pecans. This springtime splendor harmonizes sweet and savory throughout with delicious cranberries and creamy blue cheese crumbles topped with Marzetti® Simply Dressed®Pomegranate Vinaigrette.
Wendy’s Asian Cashew Chicken Salad is a twist on the typical Asian salad with on-trend, flavorful ingredients like fire-roasted edamame, fresh red peppers and cucumbers, spicy roasted cashews, warm, grilled chicken breast and Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Light Spicy Asian Chili Vinaigrette.
I choose to try the Wendy’s Asian Cashew Chicken Salad during my visit with my crew, with of course a side of cheese fries! The salad came fresh and each of the ingredients looked crisp and ready for me to eat.
This was so insanely delicious I finished the entire full size portion, the lettuce and vegetables were so fresh and crisp. I love how the Cashews and Salad dressing worked perfectly in sync with the grilled chicken and salad. You can’t really see them but below the top of the salad is fire-roasted edamame which is amazing! I even let my daughter try the salad and she gave me a thumbs up of approval.
Everything was perfectly well balanced and left me feeling very satisfied, of course with every salad the dressing comes separately. I suggest you use as much as your comfortable with being a little bit or a lot! (I choose a lot the dressing is delicious) The dressing had a nice light flavor and wasn’t SPICY but was filled with lots of flavor. I really liked the fresh red peppers and found all of the ingredients to be generous throughout the salad. There was a good amount of chicken to go with each bite and I loved the seasoning they used which wasn’t spicy (hot) but was very flavorful. It had a great grill flavor but wasn’t weighed down by a bunch of salt or herbs.
I would highly recommend this salad or any of the Wendy’s Core Salads to anyone looking to enjoy a fresh salad during their visit to Wendy’s. This salad was a great meal in a place that you usually only think about burgers and fries when your kids ask for you to go.
Now that you know about these awesome salads will you be visiting Wendy’s to try any of them? Which one would you like to try?
HEY! DID YOU KNOW?
Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy’s restaurant in 1969 grounded on the premise that “Quality is our Recipe®.” For more than 45 years, Wendy’s has been invested in bringing customers the quality ingredients that differentiate us from others in the industry.
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