Since the opening of its first Souplantation in 1978 in San Diego, California, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation has expanded to 61 salad buffet restaurants with locations in Southern California, where they are known as Souplantation, and in Northern California and ten other states, where they are known as Sweet Tomatoes. Differing in name only, the restaurants are known for their abundance of fresh, great tasting salad selections, soups, bakery items, pastas and desserts in a self-serve format, set in a casual dining atmosphere.
Broccoli Madness Salad
BROCCOLI MADNESS SALAD
Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes Copycat Recipe
1 bunch broccoli, uncooked, washed, cut into florets
1/2 cup cooked bacon, crumbled
1/2 cup cashews
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Mix the broccoli, bacon, cashews, raisins and onions in a large bowl. In a second bowl, beat dressing ingredients together gently until smooth. About 10 minutes before serving, toss the salad with the dressing to allow flavors to meld. Serve on chilled salad dishes.