A few years ago, when I worked for a telecommunications company located just outside of College Park, I really loved to grab lunch at a little place called Roly Poly. This will sound way cheesy, but it was there that I fell in love with the #30 (also known as their Basil Cashew Chicken salad cold rolled sandwich).
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Their Basil Cashew Chicken salad sandwich is described on their menu with the following: Fresh basil chicken salad, cashews, spicy Thai sauce, leaf lettuce, plum tomatoes, avocado, alfalfa sprouts
Unfortunately, this Roly Poly location has since closed it’s doors and unless I drive about an hour away to Clearwater, there’s now way for me to get it now 🙁
Ever since I heard this news, I obviously craved the sandwich more often. And I’ve tried many times to duplicate the recipe over the years.
The only part I haven’t gotten quite right is the spicy Thai sauce, but it tastes really good and reminds me of why I loved going to Roly Poly’s for lunch.
Best of all, I can have it whenever I want and make a batch that lasts a couple days in the refrigerator (the avocado may turn color, but it truly tastes the same if you eat it within that time).
Basil Cashew Chicken Salad
I really hope you enjoy this Basil Cashew Chicken Salad recipe as much as I do!