We try to steer clear of restaurants because you just never really know what is in the food they are serving. Is it loaded with extra salt and sugar? Is there a disgruntled employee in the kitchen? Most of the chains do not use organic produce (even the dirty dozen). But I do have to say that I love Red Robin! I grew up going to this restaurant and eating their chicken tenders with honey poppy seed dressing. Yum! As I got older, I started enjoying that flavor combination in salad form with their Crispy Chicken Tender Salad. However, since becoming a vegetarian many years ago, the days of getting that salad have ended. That is, until today!
I am telling you, this salad is the best salad I have had in a very long time. The entire family loved it - even my 3 year old! Everything can be prepped ahead of time, except for the chicken, making this a very easy dinner. You could easily add real chicken if you wanted, but I was beyond thrilled with the Gardein. This recipe will be reappearing on our weekly menu frequently. It is just so delicious!!
Ingredients (makes 2 large entree salads)
1 large head of lettuce, torn or cut into pieces (we used red leaf, but green leaf or romaine would easily work)
4 oz coarsely grated cheddar cheese
2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2-3 hardboiled eggs, chopped
1 package of Gardein Crispy Tenders
- Bake the Gardein according to package directions. Allow to cool slightly and cut into thirds.
- Place the lettuce into a bowl. Top with the hardboiled egg, tomatoes, and cheese.
- Drizzle desired amount of dressing on top.
- Top with chicken. Enjoy!