Do you ever feel like you order the same things over and over again at your favorite restaurants? Salads are definitely a favorite of mine, especially the Oriental Chicken Salad from Applebee’s. It may mean that I’m always the last one done eating, but they are worth it. I love that I can opt for grilled chicken and it comes out warm and fresh on my salad. So when I was asked to partner with Applebee’s and try out their new Wood Fired Grill Salad line, I definitely was up to the task.
As typical with our local Applee’s, we had great service from our server Renee for lunch. She was quick and greeted us with an upbeat attitude and smile. Even though I was stuffed by the end of my meal, she tempted me to order a dessert I knew I couldn’t eat, just because of her description.
I ordered the Southwestern Steak Salad and loved the flavors, fresh ingredients and portion size. I’m not always a huge fan of cilantro, but their cilantro ranch dressing was so delicious! My steak was warm and cooked just right. My husband ordered the 6 oz Top Sirloin Steak and couldn’t resist getting their Maple Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes and 4 Cheese Mac and Cheese. Both of these are a bit on the rich side but oh-so amazing. Like find copycat recipes on these so I can make them at home amazing. When my husband was at the store yesterday picking up steaks he came home with a monster size sweet potato and some pecans, asking me to make something similar. I’d say he loved it!
What makes these meals so great? They are prepared on the new American-made wood fired grills, including Hand-Cut USDA Choice Top Sirloin.
- NEW Southwestern Steak Salad: 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
- NEW 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
- NEW Spicy Blackened Grilled Chicken, Avocado and Grapefruit Salad: Mixed greens, pickled in-house red onions, cilantro leaves and house-made champagne vinaigrette
- NEW Crispy Chicken ‘N Spicy Cornbread Salad: Mixed greens, made-in-house jalapeno cornbread croutons, grape tomatoes, shredded cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon and buttermilk dressing.
Thanks to Applebee’s for providing me with a gift card to try out these salads. All thoughts are my own.