Salad, Summer, and Wendy’s!!! #BeyondTheBowl #CleverGirls #ad

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wendys salad
Summer is literally right around the corner. In about a week and a half my boys will be out of school enjoying summer fun in the sun and of course a bit of extra sleeping. With summer almost underway the heat will be ramping up as well. When it’s hot outside I particularly like eating cooler foods like salads. Instead of sweating it out eating a high calorie hamburger I like to cool off with a fresh salad.

Wendy’s is my go to place for fresh, fast, and absolutely delicious salads. I like my salads to be extremely fresh. This means no wilted lettuce or the disgusting taste of slightly rotten tomato or browning lettuce. I’ve actually been served these gross things in sit down restaurants. Sad, I know.

BUT Everyday at Wendy’s there’s a staff member chopping up fresh lettuce and vegetables not prepackaged frozen items. You won’t be getting yesterdays leftovers wrapped up in a box! Wendy’s even places warmed, freshly grilled all white meat chicken on their salads instead of cold meat that was cut up a few days ago and stored in the fridge. It’s so nice that someone pays attention to quality and makes it a priority!

AND Wendy’s salad selection is amazing. It’s not just lettuce with a couple carrots thrown in – they are masterpieces made for your taste buds. Take the salads Asian Cashew Chicken, BBQ Ranch Chicken, and the Apple Pecan Chicken for example. Each one of these salads comes uniquely crafted and themed including the dressing.

  • Wendy’s BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad harkens to a smoky backyard grill-out with fire-roasted sweet corn, freshly diced tomatoes, light and lively spring mix combined with Applewood Smoked bacon and grilled chicken drizzled with savory BBQ sauce, topped with creamy Simply Dressed® BBQ Ranch Dressing.
  • Wendy’s Apple Pecan Chicken Salad marries the crisp refreshing snap of ripe red and green apples with the delectable crunch of roasted pecans. This springtime splendor harmonizes sweet and savory throughout with delicious cranberries and creamy blue cheese crumbles topped with Marzetti® Simply Dressed®Pomegranate Vinaigrette.
  • Wendy’s Asian Cashew Chicken Salad is a twist on the typical Asian salad with on-trend, flavorful ingredients like fire-roasted edamame, fresh red peppers and cucumbers, spicy roasted cashews, warm, grilled chicken breast and Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Light Spicy Asian Chili Vinaigrette.

apple pecan salad
I just tried the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad for the first time. It was more delicious than I was expecting. SO much more! It contains red and green apples, roasted salted pecans, blue cheese, dried cranberries, and all white meat chicken. You can tell the ingredients are top notch – the apples are from Michigan and Washington orchards and the blue cheese is made from locally source Wisconsin milk. Each ingredient was carefully picked for a reason and your taste buds can’t tell this with just one bite.
wendys dressing
You know what brought this whole salad together for me!? It was the dressing!! The Apple Pecan Chicken Salad comes with Pomegranate vinaigrette dressing. It’s delicious! I have to admit I stuck up my nose at the sound of it at first but one taste and I was hooked. It compliments each ingredient perfectly. I highly suggest you go with the dressings that come with each one of these amazing salads. They are there for a reason and you won’t be disappointed!

Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy’s restaurant in 1969 grounded on the premise that “Quality is our Recipe®.” For more than 45 years, Wendy’s has been invested in bringing customers the quality ingredients that differentiate us from others in the industry. To see just how fresh Wendy’s salad can be please view “Wendy’s Romaine Lettuce Journey“.  You will be able to follow life cycle of certain Wendy’s ingredients from harvest to your plate featuring real Wendy’s employees doing what they always do for each and every customer.

Do you think summer and salads go together?

DisclosureI was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.


  1. Wendy’s selection seems amazing. I will try to look for this in superstore.

    My daughter has started holidays and demands a new thing (salad) almost everyday.
    If I can find Wendy’s it will be amazing and rest she has tried all and according to her, She is bored now with stuff I always buy. .

  2. Hi Krystle, you reviewed my favorite salad at Wendy’s. In words of Rachel Ray… Yum O! In fact, anytime I go to Wendy’s this is what I get.

    • It is summer yummy isn’t it Susan!? The dressing got me. It kind of reminds me of this poppyseed dressing I had as a kid. Yum! Wendy’s has it going on!!

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