What is it about spring that shifts our mid-day hankerings from rich and doughy bites to crisp and refreshing salads?
Maybe it’s the fact that the temperatures are climbing and a steamy bowl of pasta will only cause you to sweat. Besides, you spent, like, 30 minutes on your makeup this morning and are not going to let those valuable minutes go to waste over alfredo sauce and noodles.
Maybe it’s the fact that your best friend is getting married in Cabo in three weeks and you refuse to purchase a new bikini for the third year in a row?
Maybe you just really like salads and none of this applies to you?
Regardless of the reasons behind the longing for leafy greens, we Dallasites are fortunate to have a vibrant selection of local companies that specialize in fast-casual salads. Head to any of these spots, order some veggies, and dig in.
Scott’s Spicy Tuna Salad: spicy white albacore tuna, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, and avocado. Your choice of dressing (we recommend the herb vinaigrette).
Bam Bam Salad: baby spinach, arugula, shredded chicken, red cabbage, quinoa, red onion, dried cherries, almonds, sweet parsley dressing.
Unleavened Fresh Kitchen
Weekender: buttermilk-fried chicken, pepper bacon, leaf lettuce, tomato, shaved carrots, green onion, ranch dressing.
Mediterranean Quinoa: quinoa, feta cheese, broccoli, red onion, Kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, parsley, house-made Mediterranean vinaigrette.
Crisp Salad Company
Greenville Cobb: herb-grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, hard boiled egg, avocado, bacon, blue cheese bits, grape tomato, onion, cider dijon vinaigrette.
Salmon Nicoise Salad: grilled salmon, baby kale, green beans, mustard and dill roasted potatoes, hard boiled eggs, grape tomatoes, Kalamata olives, lemon vinaigrette. (Only available seasonally, whenever they’re inspired to make it.)
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Southpaw's Organic GrillRestaurant: Casual, Sandwich Shops, Juice BarsUptown
3227 McKinney Avenue
Unleavened Fresh KitchenRestaurant: CasualLakewood
1900 Abrams Parkway
Snappy SaladsRestaurant: CasualNorth Dallas
5915 Forest Ln., Ste. 300
Crisp Salad Co.Restaurant: Casual, Vegetarian-VeganLower Greenville
2020 Greenville Ave.
StartRestaurant: CasualUpper Greenville
4814 Greenville Ave.
Eatzi'sRestaurant: Gourmet to Go, Sandwich Shops, BakeriesFort Worth
1540 S. University Dr.