As part of my job, I read a lot about restaurants and food, and I've signed up for over 20 restaurant e-mail clubs. Last week, The Cheesecake Factory sent an e-mail newsletter with a link to their Luau Salad recipe.
I'm not a huge fan of their restaurant, but their Luau Salad is pretty good.
We made it last weekend, and it turned out GREAT -- and I'm sure much healthier than the version that they serve in the restaurant.
The main salad ingredients include:
- Red bell pepper
- Yellow bell pepper
- Green beans
- Green onions
- Mixed greens
- Red onion
- Macadamia nuts
- Sesame seeds
See. . . healthy!
Now for the "unhealthy" ingredients:
- Grilled chicken (optional)
- Fried eggroll wrappers (optional)
For the dressing, I didn't make it to the exact specs of the recipe -- it called for way too much sugar! I made it with:
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Splash of balsamic vinegar
- Splash of sesame oil
- Splash of seasoned rice vinegar
- 1/2 Tbsp of sugar
- Salt & pepper
This plant-based diet (well, semi-plant based diet) isn't so bad!