Wendy’s Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad is hearty and will satisfy your hunger without leaving you feeling guilty.
What Comes On The Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad?
The Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad is made with freshly chopped lettuce which is topped with warm, hand-sliced grilled chicken breast meat, creamy guacamole (made with Hass avocados, lime juice, and salt), diced tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, shredded pepper Jack cheese, and served with southwest ranch salad dressing.
Southwest Avocado Salad Nutrition
Each salad has 420 calories, 25 grams of fat, 930 mg of sodium, 12 grams of carbohydrates which includes 6 grams of fiber, and 39 grams of protein.
Each packet of salad dressing will add 140 calories, 14 grams of fat, 320 mg of sodium, 4 gram of carbohydrates (no fiber), and 1 gram of protein.
The History of Cobb Salads
Cobb salads have been around for nearly 100 years. There’s no definitive source pointing back to its official origin, but it appears that there are two possibilities:
- It originated at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant in 1936 or 1937 and was named after the restaurant’s owner, Robert Cobb. It went on to become the restaurant’s signature dish.
- Robert Kreis was the executive chef at the Hollywood Brown Derby and created the salad in 1929 and named it in honor of Robert Cobb.
Legend has it that the salad was created when Cobb mixed together leftovers he found in the kitchen, along with some bacon, and tossed it with French dressing. Nowadays, traditional Cobb salads are made with iceberg, watercress, endive and romaine lettuces, and topped with bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and hard-boiled eggs.
The Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad joined the regular salad lineup at Wendy’s which includes the Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad, Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad, the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad, and Taco Salad.
Dear Wendy’s Peeps – if you read this, please bring back your BBQ Chicken Ranch Salad – it’s the best!
A Salad Loving Customer
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