Paradise Bakery Copycat Chicken Walnut Salad

Walnut Chicken Salad with Fresh Parmesan Cheese…just like Paradise Bakery…only with a little bit added….

Have you ever had the Chicken Walnut Salad at Paradise Bakery and Cafe?  I love that place. They give you a cookie with each order. I like a little sweet with my salad or soup, ya know?

The Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie at Paradise Bakery….
Yummy place for salads and a quick lunch…

I’ve actually gone there twice in one week once, just to eat their soups and salads.  My favorite is the Chicken Walnut. And I can’t pick a favorite soup. They are all really good there.

The Asian Salad is pretty good at Paradise Bakery too….but….the Chicken Walnut is the best.

 The only thing is….they DON’T put enough walnuts in the salad. No way. I always go up and ask, “Did you forget my walnuts?” And they ALWAYS tell me “NO”.  I just like a lot of crunch in a salad.

Their sandwiches are pretty good too…

Chicken Walnut  – One of my favorite salads there!  Here is what they say is in the salad……
Our famous Chicken Walnut salad  on top of romaine lettuce tossed with Caesar dressing, garlic croutons & parmesan cheese. 

My favorite seasoning salts; Johnny’s Garlic Salt and Johnny’s Seasoning Salt. 

Use up lots of your fresh veggies….I added some purple onion to my hubs…he’s an onion lover!
I just got some fresh shredded Parmesan cheese from the deli… 
I like sweet, red peppers in mine.  We both love cucumbers too…and the Walnuts of course…
And you gotta love some Texas Toast garlic croutons. Or make your own out of  buttered and toasted bread. Just  drizzle butter and garlic salt on top. My favorite brand is the Johnny’s Garlic Season Salt.  These are my 2 favorite seasoning salts. I use them in almost every dish. 

So here are the INGREDIENTS  for 2 salads
Romaine lettuce cut into bits 

1 tomato cut into wedges and then halved
1/2 cucumber cut into spears and then chunked
2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese (or more to your taste)
Seasoned croutons
1 grilled chicken breast cooled and cut into chunks
ground pepper
1 Tablespoon for each salad of Caesar dressing. 
1/4 cup walnuts (or more if you like)

Add some black pepper to it right after tossing….

Directions for Chicken Walnut Salad
Cut up all the veggies and lettuce and place into 2 salad bowls. Add the fresh Parmesan, the chicken and the walnuts. Add Caesar dressing and  croutons and shake on some black pepper.  Enjoy!  

Yum…this is sooooo tasty and yummy!