Cheesecake Factory Luau Salad

Cheesecake Factory Luau Salad

My favorite menu item at the Cheesecake Factory is their Luau Salad; unfortunately it has been discontinued. so sad, so making this delicious salad at home is the next best thing.

Luau Salad Ingredients:

  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh green beans, blanched, cut into 3″ pieces
  • 1 fresh mango, cut into small pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 3 chicken breasts, grilled & sliced into thin strips
  • carrots, sliced into small strips
  • green onions, chopped
  • macadamia nuts
  • sesame seeds, toasted
  • won-ton wrappers, fry and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • sweet and sour sauce

Luau Salad Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Garnishes for Cheesecake Factory Luau Salad:

  • 1 ounce green onions, sliced into 1-inch thin strips
  • 4 ounces macadamia nuts, toasted and chopped
  • 4 ounce carrots, peeled, sliced into 1-inch thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds, toasted
  • 4 ounces sweet and sour sauce
  • 8 6-inch egg roll wrappers, fried crisp

Directions:

Lightly fry the won-ton wrappers

Salad:
Place the mixed greens, cucumber, chicken, bell peppers, green beans, red onion, and mango, into a large mixing bowl. Season the greens with salt and pepper.

Dressing:
Step 1: Whisk together the balsamic vinaigrette, rice vinegar, sesame oil and granulated sugar. Drizzle the dressing over bowl with the salad ingredients, and toss together gently.

To Serve:

Brush a little sweet and sour sauce onto each crispy wonton, sprinkle with toasted sesame seads.

Build the salad:  On each plate place a layer of dressed salad and sprinkle the macadamia nuts over the salad, top with a crispy won-ton and then alternate with salad and won-tons finishing with a layer of salad. Top with sliced carrots and green onions.

 

 

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