12 Salads That Don't Suck in Dallas
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.
foodbitch Lemley's Tomatoes salad at Boulevardier
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.
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!
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.