12 Salads That Don't Suck in Dallas

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Lemley's Tomatoes salad at Boulevardier
Like I said back in January, I like to experiment with healthy eating every once in a while. And when I do, I love to stumble upon a salad that makes me go mmmm. In honor of Salad Month (or is it BBQ Month?), here is a list of salads to try next time you get a hankerin' for health.

SEE ALSO: 13 Dallas Spots for Healthy Foods That Don't Suck

1. Lemley's Tomatoes salad at Boulevardier (above)
This stunner combines Lemley's tomatoes, burrata, arugula, pistou, balsamic, olive oil, sel gris and grilled baguette. I think the magic is in the pistou, but I'll let you decide.

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2. The Caesar at Parigi
A classic gem-of-a-salad at a true Dallas gem-of-a-restaurant, this Caesar has won many a best Caesar salad competition. One bite and you'll taste why. It's simple yet perfect, and it will surely satisfy your Caesar craving.

3. Whiskey Cake's Chicken and Spinach Salad
This salad hails from up north and features chicken, spinach, bourbon cranberries, raisins, dill havarti, pecans, apples, bacon and a citrus-yogurt vinaigrette. That's a lot of goodness in one salad.

4. The Ligurian Caesar at Oak
This Caesar is different from others. The dressing isn't creamy, eggy or fishy. Its topping is made of a mint pesto that's a delicious and refreshing break from the ordinary. Plus the croutons are addictive gems of chewy goodness.

5. Ziziki's greek salad with basil vinaigrette
So Ziziki's calls their vinaigrette "basil," but it's most certainly 75% mint. It's sweet, minty and would probably freshen your breath had you not just eaten it atop a plateful of delicious lamb or chicken loaded with garlic. Enjoy!

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6. Rocky's Baby Kale Salad at Asador
Kale is a healthy, vitamin-packed superfood that generally tastes exactly like a healthy vitamin-packed superfood. Not great. But Rocky's Baby Kale Salad with local jicama, golden beets, almonds and roasted poblano dressing might change your opinion on the stuff. It certainly changed mine. Rocky's baby leaves are positively sweet, and the dressing creamy with just a hint of heat.

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Dallas_lover
Dallas_lover

Good burger places have great salads.  Places like Hopdoddy's on Preston and Shady's in Richardson.  

Treeca Pate
Treeca Pate

LaMadeline's has a great caesar and spinach salad.

Allan Ws
Allan Ws

I tried a salad at Old Monk and it was pretty good.

JMarco
JMarco

All the salads at Carbone's are really special. My favorite salad is Chopped Antipasti. This place makes salad with your taste buds in mind (they do not just drop lettuce/greens and extras into a serving dish with dressing on side). You will get a different taste with each bite of your salad and that is something that is really hard to duplicate. This people have really created some special salads that you will not forget.

Jess_Celine_J
Jess_Celine_J

How is it possible that Celebrity Cafe's Cranberry Chicken Salad Plate never makes a Best-Salads-In-Dallas list? Someone, PLEASE, pay it the homage it deserves. 

Also to be noted is the Salad Bowl from Digg's' Taco Shop. Order it with shredded beef, braised free-range chicken, healthy veggie-mix, roast pork carnitas, seasoned ground beef, mahi, or Gulf shrimp. The fish options come grilled or fried.

Not only do these two salads not suck, they'll make you forget about bread. Mission Impossible: Complete. 

master.salvatoris
master.salvatoris

"12 salads that don't suck" huh?
When you're ready to do a "# of salads that are frickin' AWESOME" article make sure you mention Eno's Streetside. I have dreams about that salad.

gabe48
gabe48

A delicious salad is the jumbo crab cake over the garden salad with homemade Wasabi dressing at T.J.'s Seafood on Preston @ Wycliff.

MeanGreen
MeanGreen

I'll take the caeser at Stephen Pyles

dddd
dddd

It seems you've forgotten the grilled asparagus salad with beef tenderloin from the Cock and Bull.

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

A 14" heterosexual cucumber accidently walks into a gay salad bar. A young studly tomato walks up to him and says, "Hey, sexy. Can I buy you a drink?" The cucumber gets uncomfortable and says, "What are you, some kind of fruit?"

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

Why no good salad spots in East Dallas ?????????????


I break out in hives when I head west of CXP.



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