Wendy’s New Salad Collection: Lunch Date with My BFF & Enjoying the NEW BBQ Ranch & Asian Cashew Chicken Salads! #NewSaladCollections #Wendys
Wendy’s New Salad Collection!
Can you say BFF lunch date?
Wendy’s just debuted 3 new, refreshing and tasty salads. Ones that are sure to tantalize your taste buds with a burst of merging flavors that are out of this world. I thought, what better time than to invite my sister and BFF out to lunch so that we can gab, catch up and try one of the new Wendy’s salads?
Who Likes Fresh?
I know I do!
I am very pleased at the fact that ALL Wendy’s salads are prepared fresh in the restaurants every day are topped with warm chicken or chili when we order it.
Another thing that has always set Wendy’s above the rest is that they serve both half and full-sized salads. So, if you’re not too hungry or want to eat a little less calories, you can order the half-size. Or if you want a good, filling meal–order the full!
They even slice their tomatoes, cucumbers and red peppers by hand in the restaurant and use deliciously spiced, 100% premium all-white chicken breast meat that is freshly grilled on site. Talk about fresh, I even love the presentation, it is stellar.
Girlfriends at Wendy’s Eating Salad.
My sister and I are best friends, truly and wholeheartedly. Naturally, we have a deep bond and a great friendship. I can confide in her and truly speak my mind without any worry. People often see us as a package deal, though we are very different, people have asked us if we are twins. Though she is a head taller than me!
We even work together but, since I dropped down to part-time work, I hardly see her anymore and we definitely needed to catch up.
We had a great time laughing, talking about the crazy Kardashians, about the newest fashion trends and fails, hilarious Vines and we even reminisced about coming to Wendy’s as kids back when they had a salad bar. We remember making Cobb Salads and we loved it. Ahh, the memories.
3 Bold New Options!
My sister and I were very excited to try Wendy’s salads, as kids, we grew up going to Wendy’s and had a blast every time we went. Now as adults, we love taking lunch dates and we often go to Wendy’s. Did you know that Wendy’s was the first restaurant to bring the salad bar to quick service customers more than 30 years ago?
BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad.
This was my choice and boy, am I glad that I chose this one. It’s pretty much your traditional BBQ chicken in a bowl! You’ll find fire roasted corn, freshly diced tomatoes, delicious sharp cheddar cheese, crispy applewood smoked bacon and a savory BBQ sauce. Topped with a creamy BBQ Ranch dressing, made with real buttermilk, parmesan cheese, ancho chili peppers, honey and brown sugar.
The dressing and all the toppings made this one of the best salads I’ve had, Wendy’s is really tapping into popular culinary trends and have really hit a home-run.
Asian Cashew Chicken.
My sister chose this delicious Asian concoction. It’s spicy and has fire roasted edamame (her favorite), fresh red peppers, cucumbers and a lettuce blend with 11 different kinds of greens. Sitting at 370 calories, you have immense taste that is nutritious and low-calorie. All topped with a light Asian Chili Vinaigrette dressing that makes it zing!
Wendy’s 3 new salads are 50% lower in fat grams, 29% lower in sodium, and 61% lower in saturated fat. With that said, you can really dig in and enjoy! They are flavourful and vibrant in colour and are packed with premium ingredients like Cashews and edamame–ingredients that you wouldn’t expect to find in salad at quick service restaurants.
Made to Order.
Every Wendy’s location has a salad spinner because they wash and hand-chop heads of romaine and iceberg every day and mix it with a triple-washed leafy spring mix made with 9 different greens. It really doesn’t get any better than that, don’t you think?
So, you can bet that you will get a fresh salad, every time. Susana and I had a great time, we caught up, we laughed and we had a delicious meal. You can learn more about the salads and check out other girlfriends eating salad and talking about stuff, here.
What Are You Waiting For?
Get down to your nearest Wendy’s with your best friend, gab, gossip, laugh and enjoy a refreshing, new and bold salad that you simply can’t get anywhere else. So, that way, you can talk about those cute shoes that you have your eye on or what so and so did the other day or even the rise of the selfie, why not?
Which salad would you want to try?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Note: Although this post has been generously sponsored by Wendy’s, the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect Wendy’s.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
I had no idea Wendy's salads were so good. They look delicious!
They are delish, give em a try!
great post. i will be visiting your site more often.
Thanks Ron, welcome!
The salad looks tasty! I remember going with my mom when we were little because of the 99 cent menu. Glad to see healthy options for us to choose.
LOL, oh the memories! We loved going to the buffet, do your remember that? And the breadsticks?
I'm with your sister – I like something with a little 'bite' to it and that sounds delicious!
She loved it, I think the grilled veggies give it that extra oomph.
Wow now that is a BIG salad. Looks delicious.
They have a full size and half size, just in case. 😉
OH that BBQ ranch Chicken salad looks divine! Seriously I could dig into that goodness right now!
Ahh, it was crispy, fresh and tasty. *homerdrool*
The salads look fresh and abundant in a colourful way. You two girls are gorgeous! How lovely to have such a good siblings relationship. 🙂
Thanks Paula, we have a great bond and relationship. Very blessed. Thanks for your kind words. 🙂
This sounds so good. WE have a Wendy's so I will have to try it out! They have some really good salads and I am sure this is a home run just as well!
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That is awesome, hope you like it!
We went to Wendy's yesterday and I happened to see the sign for this salad. It looks amazing on the ad and I am really happy to hear that it is just as amazing in real lie.
You should try it next time, you will not be disappointed.
These salads look so delicious! I didn't realize that Wendy's had such good salads!
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This post just made me hungry! LOL! I absolutely love salad! These new salads look so yummy! Makes me want to do a Wendy's run for lunch! Yum!
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LOL, not so bad if I got you craving salad. Hehe. I was craving it too!
THese look amazing! I will have to check out the new salad options at Wendy's
They were great, you should try them!
I love Wendy's salads, I need to go there and try the one you had – looks sooo good!!!!
It is the BBQ Chicken Ranch, like BBQ in a bowl! 🙂
I haven't had a Wendy's salad in a while. They are one of the few fast food restaurants that I feel actually has good salads! These new ones look yummy.
They have only made them better!
I'm sitting here starving right now and I have to say; that salad looks absolutely amazing. So jealous right now.
You should go get one! 😉
Wow, that looks so amazing! Very fresh and hearty!
And so filling!
Wow, they look great…and huge. So definitely good on the calorie front. I'm not a big dressings fan, but it doesn't look like there's too much for me.
It depends, you can always use half. 🙂
I am so craving one of these salads at the moment. I love healthy options in fast food places and Wendy's is a favorite for our family.
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It helps when you are on the go, that is for sure!
Wendy's has really stepped up their game in the past few years. These salads look delicious. I like their Pretzel Pub Chicken sandwich too!
Wow, those are some serious salads!! They look great. I love Wendy's. They have the best nuggets, too. 😉
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They sure are, they really have improved something that was already good.
This salad looks really fresh, yummy and makes me want to head to Wendy's tomorrow!
I went today…again! Shhhh!
i think i'll try the bbq chicken ranch first. i love chicken in salads!
It has everything you\’d like I think!
that looks awesome, it's loaded with delicious healthy goodies! I am so going to have to try this!
You will not regret it!
Ooh I just noticed the edamame in the salad, I am totally impressed! I love that, so tasty!
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My sister died, it is her favorite! They grill it too right when they serve it!
I'd try the asian cashew chicken! I don't find myself in Wendy's often at all, but it's nice to know that there is a menu option I would enjoy there.
Yes, it is always nice to have options. 😀
I have always loved Wendy's salads..I am SO excited to try these!
You will love them!
We love Wendy's, and I've always loved their salads, too. THOSE salads look extra-amazing, though, and I cannot wait to try them.
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The dressing was amazing! Definitely \”topped\” it just right!
I love how you and your sister are so close! That's always nice to hear 🙂 And those salads look absolutely incredible! Seriously, when you go out to fast food restaurants their salads are definitely lacking in size, substance, and the 'pretty' factor. Not those big, beautiful salads from Wendy's!!
YES! These salads are actually VERY pretty! Me and my sis are BFF\’s and attached to the hip when we can be. 🙂
omg i keep seeing these, but we don't have a Wendy's near us.. but I'm gonna tell my husband we need to go there tomorrow! haha
Awwww, that is too bad! Yes, make the trip, you will love it!
I always get so excited about Wendy's new salads but somehow i'm always disappointed. These do look great though especially the asian chicken
Awww, that is unfortunate. I am actually very happy with these. I love the new ingredients you cannot really find anywhere else.
Now that looks healthy and yummy! Love to try it next time around!
It was amazing and very filling.
I've always enjoyed their salads. They put so many tasty ingredients in them.
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I wished all of the salads could look as delicious as those pictured here. I don't know, it's something about pre-packaged that just turns me off.
BTW, I remember a time when Wendy's had a salad bar and a fixin's table for burgers.
Hahaha, I totally forgot about the fixin\’s table! I do remember the salad bar and the breadsticks! LOL. I love that they are made fresh daily and don\’t sit overnight. 😀
I love almost all kind of salads, these pictures made me so hungry. Unfortunately we don't have Wendy's in Hungary, but as soon as i get to the US i'll absolutely try all of them! 🙂
The Asian salad is the one for me! I have to say, this post has made me want to go get a salad today from Wendy's so great job! I love that they are made daily and the chicken is hot!
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Oh man, that looks DELICIOUS!!!! Mhmmmmm
Those ingredients look so fresh and delicious! That salad is huge too!
This salad looks amazing. I swear I thought it was homemade. I must give this a try!
Those look really tasty. I've just started seeing the commercials for these salads in my area. I swear, we get everything last
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Aww, they save the best for last? 😉 Hehe.
Love girl lunch dates and Wendy's salads are so good. Love the new ones.
I would love to try this. I love Salad and I love that I can get a great one on the go with the kids.
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They are delish, I am sure you would enjoy any of them.
The BBQ Ranch salad looks scrumptious! I can't wait to try it!