Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sowing the Seeds of Salad at Noodles and Company - June 7

Little else conjures up the nostalgia of childhood in the summer like vegetable gardens, juicy strawberries and backyard barbecues. Noodles & Company makes it easy to capture all those delicious tastes and memories with the introduction of three wholesome and tasty summer salads.

For a limited time, Noodles & Company guests can enjoy three salads that feature fresh ingredients and big flavor.

Chili-Lime Ginger Salad with seared chicken is a nod to Thai cuisine with bold flavors like ginger, mint and lime, the crunch of red pepper and chopped peanuts, and a dressing that’s sweet with a slight kick. And with three ounces of chicken, this entrĂ©e salad is sure to satisfy. It’s like a refreshing spring roll in a bowl.

Backyard Barbecue Chicken Salad with fresh-cut corn is new to some guests but will be familiar to others. The salad was first introduced last summer and has been brought back by popular demand. The hearty, yet nutritious salad features marinated pulled chicken breast with fresh-cut summer corn, ripe Roma tomatoes and chopped red cabbage, and is served over mixed greens and tossed with a smoky coleslaw dressing. This “perfect picnic plate” is a leafier version of your own backyard barbeque.

Spinach & Fresh Fruit was first introduced in the summer of 2011 and quickly became a menu favorite. The salad is a wholesome meal that includes fresh strawberries, pecans, crispy bacon and house-made croutons atop tender spinach leaves finished off with blue cheese crumbles and a balsamic fig glaze The combination of sweet, salty, crunchy, and creamy satisfies every taste bud.

“Our Summer Salads are made with ingredients that appeal to both men and women, big eaters and little nibblers,” says Tessa Stamper, Noodles & Company’s chef and registered dietitian.” We’ve taken the season’s best ingredients like hand-cut corn, ripe strawberries and fresh mint, and married them together to create the crisp, clean flavors reminiscent of summer We are excited for guests to experience new and familiar tastes in the form of salad.”

Guests can customize the salads, as with any Noodles dish, to meet their dietary or taste preferences. This could include adding one of Noodles’ 17 fresh veggies or protein-rich foods, including meats, shrimp or organic tofu, or removing or swapping an ingredient.

Sowing the Seeds of Salad” takes place on Thursday, June 7, when the first fifty people in line at Noodles restaurants nationwide will receive a card for a free Summertime Salad. They will also receive THREE garden stakes that is good for a free salad that they can share with friends. There are four Noodles locations in the Cincinnati area and all open at 11 a.m.

These limited-time summer salads are available at all Noodles & Company restaurants through the end of August. To find a restaurant near you, please visit www.noodles.com. Noodles & Company is open seven days a week and offers convenient carry-out, online, phone-in and fax-in orders.

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