Over the weekend my husband & I went to my all-time favorite restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory. I crave their Bang Bang Chicken & Shrimp early daily and could eat their every week if I had my way. Besides that amazing Thai Dish, we absolutely are in love with their Avocado Egg Rolls. After we finished the egg rolls, I had to restrain myself from licking out the bowl of the cilantro dipping sauce. As I was licking my fingers the wheels in my head started turning, wanting to come up with a salad recipe that I could smother that dressing on. Well…thanks to Google, I found about 10 recipes claiming they had ‘the’ exact recipe for their dipping sauce. Not so! Each one was either too spicy, too salty, too boring or too sweet. Thanks to a little playing around in the kitchen I think I have it just about perfect. Instead of serving this sauce with egg rolls (a little too fattening for a summer dish–although bring that on during New Years!!), it went amazing on this Turkey Southwestern-style Cobb Salad. Feel free to use grilled chicken if you have that around the house, or really any ingredients you wish to add. This dressing would be good on just about anything!
Added bonus, this salad is perfect for feeding a large crowd. The colors scream summer, it’s light, flavorful, healthy and darn pretty if I do say so myself 😉