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.




Wonton Chicken Salad

Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes Copycat Recipe

Serves 12


2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 head iceberg lettuce
2 cups celery, chopped
5 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
1/2 pkg. fried wonton strips
bunch cilantro, chopped

Toss all salad ingredients together, except the wonton strips in large bowl.

6 teaspoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
1/2 cup oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
4 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt

Shake dressing ingredients in small jar. Toss into salad (being careful not to saturate) just before serving. Add fried wontons just before serving


  1. This dressing is the BEST!!!!! Love it

  2. This dressing tastes nothing like the Chicken wonton dressing!! It is extremely oily. Don't waste your time if you are looking for the dressing from Souplantation.

  3. I should have told everyone to cut way back on the oil I also use stevia to make it a healthy dressing

  4. Definitely not the same dressing as sweet tomatoes. I didn't read the comments before making it. I remember the dressing looking darker. Oh well it sufficed my oriental salad craving, I added mandarin oranges and sesame sticks.

  5. The closest dressing I've found at the supermarket was "Ken's Steak House - Asian Sesame w/ Ginger & Soy". 👍

  6. I've had this salad at Souplantation before and it had what I believe are carrots and the picture here seems to equally have that, but the recipe does not? What are those orange slices?