I’ll be honest with you, I used to crave all sorts of sweets and junk food. However, my husband recently quite his job to work from home with me full-time which also meant I got my own personal chef. My husband doesn’t mind making meals which is great because I hate doing it. With that being said, we started to eat healthier and because of that, I started to crave salads. Loaded, healthy salads! So when I heard that Applebee’s has some new Wood Fired seasonal salads, it gave us a reason to skip the cooking and head for something delicious and healthy.
I love croutons with my salad because I like the added crunch. I think that is why the Crispy Chicken ‘N Spicy Cornbread Salad stood out to me right away. It has mixed greens, made-in-house jalapeno cornbread croutons, grape tomatoes, shredded cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon and buttermilk dressing. I know it might seem weird the croutons are cornbread but it’s totally delicious!
My husband is more of a tortilla strip man so he went with the Southwestern Steak Salad made with hand-Cut Wood Fired USDA Choice Top Sirloin Steak paired with chimichurri, pico de gallo, corn and black bean salsa, cheddar, crispy tortilla strips and a creamy house-made cilantro ranch dressing. Good as well!
In addition to the two salads we tried, they also had:
- Grilled Watermelon and Spicy Shrimp Salad: Mixed greens, cucumbers, feta, almonds and house-made creamy mint-Greek yogurt dressing. Also available with Spicy Blackened Chicken.
- Spicy Blackened Grilled Chicken, Avocado and Grapefruit Salad: Mixed greens, pickled in-house red onions, cilantro leaves and house-made champagne vinaigrette.
I actually want to go back and try the other two because they sound delicious as well!
Now are you ready for something fun? Taking center stage in Applebee’s arsenal of new offerings in anticipation of National Watermelon Day on August 3 is the NEW Grilled Watermelon and Spicy Shrimp Salad, a fresh combination of grill-seared watermelon prepared with a house-made mint-Greek yogurt dressing. To celebrate this new salad and fun occasion, from July 20 to August 3 Applebee’s is inviting guests to submit their favorite salad recipes via photo or text on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtags #WoodFired and #Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $100 Applebee’s gift card.*
Winning can only mean that is more time for you try all these delicious salads!
So what are you waiting for? Stop by your local Applebee’s and give this salad a try. Don’t forget to share a photo of it and use hashtag #WoodFired and #Sweepstakes for a chance to win!