Have a picnic with this Eatzi's salad. Photo by Nancy Nichols.


Eat This Now: Eatzi’s Chicken, Orange, and Kale Salad

Summertime salads are hot.

You could make this salad. The recipe is all over the internet. But if you are in a grab-and-go mood, head to Eatzi’s. Don’t forget your credit card, this salad of fresh kale, cucumbers, carrots, red cabbage, mandarin orange slices, and one million toasted sesame seeds runs $12.99 a pound. To their credit, they are very generous with the amount of chicken they dish out. I paired this salad, which is tossed in a sweet-and-sour sesame oil vinaigrette, with a glass of Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, which, if you buy six bottles, runs about $9.50 a bottle at Tom Thumb. While the temperature in my backyard hovered in the low ’90s, I sat on the patio and dined as if I were in the South of France. Simple, elegant, and sophisticated. That’s me to a T.