Wendy's Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad Review

Wendy's has a new healthy item that debuted this week called Wendy's Southwest Avocado Chicken salad. I love Wendy's salads so I had to check it out even though I really don't like anything with avocado.

The Wendy's salad has lettuce topped with grilled chicken, Applewood smoked bacon, Pepper Jack cheese and a dollop of avocado.  The dressing that comes with the salad is a spicy Southwest ranch. I usually get a half size salad at Wendy's and The Southwest Avocado Chicken half salad has only 300 calories sans dressing. If you add the dressing to the total calories, add another 80 calories per pack. The full-size salad has 600 calories.

Like I said above, I don't like avocado, I don't hate it like I hate melons. The taste and texture is something that doesn't make it my favorite type of food. When I got the salad I tried to figure out how I will eat the avocado. I decided to mix it with the dressing and spread it all over the salad. Before I go on, I  have to add that I swapped out the spicy Southwest ranch dressing with French dressing. Since the Southwest ranch contains buttermilk, it would not be great for my system because I have a slight milk allergy and I'm lactose intolerant. 

Did I like it?

I really liked it. Wendy's Apple Pecan salad is still my favorite, but this one comes in second. When I mixed the French dressing and avocado it masked the taste of the avocado so I couldn't taste it. I definitely think you should try it. If you love avocado, then this salad is for you. If you can stomach avocado, but it is not your favorite, mix it with the salad dressing and you will be okay. If you abhor avocado, then skip this one and go for my favorite Wendy's Apple Pecan salad.

Read my other review: Wendy's Apple Pecan Salad Review

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  1. This looks delicious!!


  2. I have had this before and it was amazing!


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