The Wendy's line of salads are surprisingly fresh, creative, and come in hearty portion sizes! I was recently able to spend time with the Wendy's team and learn more about how the food goes from concept creation to the plate. What consumers don’t know is Wendy’s is the only name in the quick service restaurant (QSR) space that boasts a fresh supply chain. Since Wendy’s opened its doors in 1969, it has served fresh and quality ingredients – from fresh beef and lettuce to produce and now cheese. For salads, fresh, whole heads of romaine and iceberg lettuce arrive at Wendy’s restaurants multiple times per week. Each morning, that lettuce is washed, hand chopped and combined with quality ingredients including seasonally fresh produce like strawberries. The vegetables are vibrant and crisp; one can clearly see the nod towards quality. Each salad comes topped with a heaping portion of chicken. There are many options to choose from and they are a healthy alternative to traditional fast food.
INDIVIDUAL SALAD BUILDS
· The Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Salad features Wendy’s signature lettuce blend of spring mix and full heads of freshly chopping iceberg and romaine lettuce. The salad is topped with a freshly grilled, all-white meat chicken breast, fresh mozzarella cheese, juicy grape tomatoes, a drizzle of a creamy basil pesto sauce and crunchy French bread croutons and finished with Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Balsamic Vinaigrette.
· Wendy’s signature chili makes this dish a classic. Paired with hand-diced tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese over a bed of hand-chopped iceberg and romaine lettuce, this is a fresh spin on the original Taco Salad. Continue the flavor indulgence by adding sour cream, crunchy tortilla chips and a fiery salsa blend made with ancho chili peppers and roasted tomatoes to kick this salad up a notch.
POWER MEDITERRANEAN SALAD
· Mediterranean flavor mixed with a savory sundried tomato grain blend makes this salad stand out with quinoa, chick peas, white beans, fire-roasted vegetables and sundried tomatoes. It’s topped with crumbled feta, freshly grilled, all-white meat chicken breast, creamy hummus and Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Light Balsamic Vinaigrette.
STRAWBERRY MANGO SALAD
· Wendy’s newest seasonal salad is the Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad. It combines salty and sweet flavors like fresh, hand-cut strawberries, feta cheese crumbles, juicy mangoes and honey roasted sunflowers seeds over a bed of our signature lettuce blend. The finishing touches are a warm, grilled chicken breast and Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Honey Citrus Vinaigrette.