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My favorite place to eat is Zupas.
I have been trying to find a good copy cat recipe for their pina colada salad dressing ever since I first had it two years ago. They make incredible salads but I always get this one because its the hardest to re create. The dressing I mean.
(I wish they would sell it in a bottle. I would buy it in bulk!)
Here is what they put in their Pina Colada Chicken salad:
Chicken, Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges, Coconut, Macadamia Nuts, Romaine Lettuce, & Piña Colada Dressing.
I keep a menu of theirs on hand at home with my recipes. Although I have to use different dressings I can use it as a guide for some really amazing salads.
Click HERE for an awesome ZUPAS Salad menu!
(ps.. their paninis are my other favorite,the Turkey-spinach-artichoke panini)
My kids eat salads but usually do not like to. My oldest is starting to ask for them but the younger ones do not like salad in general so much. I decided the other day to tweak the way I gave it to them and see what they thought.
Cute presentation rocked!
and Bright yummy fruits with a pina colada
copy cat dressing was a
This is what I did....
Put the greens in cute little dishes.
cut up and add Strawberries, blueberries, macadamia nuts, and coconut sprinkles.
(I wish I had bits of pineapple but I did not this time)
I served it to them first. Before they ever got their plates. They were so hungry they gobbled it up and raved about the dressing and begged for more.
On a whim I grabbed our last Danimal berry flavored yogurt and threw it in blender to mix with some pina colada drink mix and bits of coconut.
Blended it together and got a smooth yogurt type dressing just for the kids.
(not exactly like Zupas but I'll dial it in more and share it here when I do)
THEY LOVED IT!!!
Who knew just a bit of yogurt would be so yummy on their salad.
Now, If I can just try to copy cat that Zupas recipe more closely for me.....
What is your favorite salad dressing?
Do you have a salad dressing you make homemade that you LOVE?