This salad! I do dare to admit that I have wolfed down large servings of this salad on several separate occasions, because it is just so good that I could not stop myself.
As I have alluded to in the past, I am quite picky about salad, and it takes a lot of salad magic for me to rave about one. I’ve surely eaten a lot of ho-hum salads in my life, thus making me less than enthusiastic about most leafy salads. But this one has got to be in the top 5 most memorable salads of my life. The other most memorable salads being:
- My favorite side salad evrrrrr….Mandarin Lettuce Salad with Sugared Almonds, which I recently posted on the site.
- Panera’s Fuji Apple Salad, which I hope to recreate someday and make even better than the original.
- Strawberry Poppy Seed Spinach Salad – red and green = a happy heart forever.
- Mixed Greens Salad from the Angry Trout Cafe in Grand Marais on the North Shore of Minnesota.
The combination of flavors and textures in this salad is fantastic. The chicken is extra juicy with a honey mustard marinade that caramelizes as it cooks. And while the chicken is so good you could easily enjoy it alone, when placed atop a bed of crispy greens along with smooth, buttery avocados, smoky crisped bacon, juicy sweet tomatoes, and slivers of spicy red onions it becomes a flavor explosion that is unbeatable. [Read More…]