Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Wendy's Salads: Asian Cashew Chicken and BBQ Ranch Chicken

Wendy's has been introducing a ton of new menu items recently. Now the fast food staple is shaking up its selection of salads. Gone are the Baja Salad and the Chicken BLT Cobb Salad; replacing them on the Wendy's menu are the Asian Cashew Chicken Salad and the BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad.

Asian Cashew Chicken Salad

Wendy's knows what you're thinking: an "Asian salad" from a fast-food burger place means ginger dressing and canned fruit slices. Wendy's response: "Wendy's has gone beyond the predictable canned fruit and ginger dressing found in other Asian-inspired salads in favor of more contemporary, on-trend ingredients like fire-roasted edamame and red peppers sliced fresh in every Wendy's restaurant."

The field greens are "topped with fire-roasted edamame, spicy roasted cashews, warm, grilled chicken and Marzetti Simply Dressed Light Spicy Asian Chili Vinaigrette." At full size, the Asian Cashew Chicken salad has 380 calories, 13 grams of fat (2 saturated), 970mg sodium, 36 grams protein and 6 grams fiber. It can also be ordered in a half-size that has 240 calories.

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

It you want something a bit bolder (or just aren't as concerned with calories), there's the BBQ Ranch Chicken. "Inspired by the tastes of a good old-fashioned backyard barbeque, the savory BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad uses premium ingredients often found around the grill," says Wendy's.

This salad's field greens are "topped with fire-roasted corn, applewood smoked bacon, warm, grilled chicken and Marzetti Simply Dressed BBQ Ranch Dressing."

The full size (it can also be ordered in half size) version carries 580 calories, 29 grams of fat (9g saturated), 1,460 mg of sodium, 41 grams protein and 5 grams fiber.

Let us know what you think if you've tried either of the new Wendy's salads.

3 comments:

  1. I Love the Bbq Ranch chicken salad. I went to four stores looking for the Bbq Ranch Salad Dressing.

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  2. I miss my taco/chili salad. I can't find an equivalent.

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  3. Asian Cashew Chicken Salad is delicious! I am in love with the Light Spicy Asian Chili Vinaigrette dressing! It was a fabulous meal. Where can I get some of this salad dressing? Only in small packets from Wendy's?

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