Perfect Summer Salad

June 1, 2013 7:36:30 AM PDT
May is National Salad Month, the perfect time to get in gear with your greens and freshen up your diet-especially on-the-go.

Nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition, Tara Gidus (, has partnered with Wendy's Garden Sensations salad line to provide key information and tips to keep viewers healthy, hydrated and energized throughout the entire summer.

Berry Almond Chicken Salad:
The Berry Almond Chicken Salad includes: strawberries, blueberries, a blend of 11 types of field greens, warm grilled chicken breast, shaved Asiago cheese and California almonds roasted with sea salt. This salad is served with a fat-free raspberry vinaigrette dressing - made from real raspberries, acai juice, shallots and balsamic vinegar.

1. Salad Blend: Fill the bowl with the 11 salad greens, including Iceberg lettuce, Romaine Lettuce and Spring Mix, level to the lip of the bowl

2. Asiago Cheese:
a. Half Size: add 2 tablespoons of Asiago cheese
b. Full Size: add 4 tablespoons of Asiago cheese

3. Fresh Blueberries
a. Half Size: add 2 tablespoons of fresh blueberries
b. Full Size: add 4 tablespoons of fresh blueberries

4. Fresh Strawberries
a. Half Size: add 1 whole fresh strawberry, cut into 6 pieces
b. Full Size: add 2 whole fresh strawberries, cut into 12 pieces

5. Warm Grilled Chicken Breast
a. Half Size: add hand-cut half-fillet of warm grilled chicken breast
b. Full Size: add hand-cut whole fillet of warm grilled chicken breast

You can meet Tara Gidus at the Wendy's tent at the SELF Workout in the Park event in Grant Park Saturday, June 1 from 11-3 pm to learn more salad secrets and try Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad.

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