Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Cheesecake Factory Luau Salad recipe

This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE salad ever. Kind of fancy, but I love it!

Mixed greens
Grilled chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
Red bell peppers, sliced into thin strips
Yellow bell peppers, sliced into thin strips
Fresh green beans, blanched, cut into 3-inch pieces
Cucumber slices
Red onion, cut into small pieces
Fresh mango, cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup balsamic vinaigrette
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
8 (6-inch) egg roll wrappers, fried crisp
4 ounces sweet and sour sauce
4 ounces macadamia nuts, toasted and chopped
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
4 ounces carrots, peeled, sliced into 1-inch thin strips
1 ounce green onions, sliced into 1-inch thin strips

Place the lettuce mix, chicken, bell peppers, green beans, cucumber slices, red onion, and mango, into a large mixing bowl. Season the ingredients with salt and pepper.

Whisk together the balsamic vinaigrette (your favorite choice), seasoned rice vinegar, granulated sugar, and sesame oil. Drizzle the dressing into the bowl with the salad ingredients, and gently toss together.

Brush a little sweet and sour sauce onto each crispy egg roll wrapper. Build the salad in each serving bowl with alternating layers of salad mixture, a crispy glazed egg roll wrapper, more salad mixture, another crispy glazed egg roll wrapper and then the remaining salad mixture.

Sprinkle the macadamia nuts and sesame seeds all over each salad.
Garnish each salad with some thin sliced carrots and green onions.

Serves 4.


Jolene said...

Holly cow this looks so good, I can't wait to try it.

Amy D. said...

Now can I just go order this somewhere's? It looks soooo yummy!

Jolene said...

This salad is sooooooo good. YUMMY!!!

Rachel said...

Yes, you can order it somewhere - The Cheesecake Factory. This is hands down the best salad I have ever eaten. I want to eat it every day for the rest of my life.