Better Than Cheesecake Factory Luau Salad Recipe

Loaded with sweet, tropical flavors, this delicious Luau Salad is BETTER than what you'll get at Cheesecake Factory! Fresh pineapple, mandarin oranges, celery, onions, wantons and a sweet pineapple balsamic dressing top this easy-to-make layered salad. Perfect for summer on the patio!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 1480 kcal
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  • 3-4 leaves boston lettuce or bib lettuce
  • 1/2 cup white meat chicken already cooked, or rotisserie chicken works well
  • 1 cup pineapple fresh and sliced
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • 1 stalk celery sliced
  • 1/2 cup wonton strips
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds


  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper a few grinds of each


  1. On a dinner plate, layer a large, uncut lettuce leaf, and sprinkle with a bit of chicken, pineapple, oranges, onion, celery and wonton strips. Repeat this process 3-4 times until you've used all of your ingredients. Top the salad with the macadamia nuts and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  2. For dressing: In a large glass measuring cup, measure out the juice, vinegar, oil, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine all ingredients. Pour over salad. Enjoy right away.
Nutrition Facts
Better Than Cheesecake Factory Luau Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1480 Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 62g 95%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 1356mg 57%
Potassium 1024mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 203g 68%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 57g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 51%
Vitamin C 140.5%
Calcium 22.4%
Iron 58.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.