We’ve seen your immediate future and it’s bright! Fresh, flavorful garden greens for the days when temperatures hit triple digits! These sun kissed salads put nature first – many of the ingredients are sourced from local Texas farms in and around Houston, Austin and San Antonio.
You can order this Chicken Caprese Salad [above] almost any time at Austin’s iconic Kerbey Lane Cafe. Fixed with grilled chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, bacon, avocado, citrus marinated onions and candied almonds in a tomato vinaigrette. The portion size for each ingredient on this salad is up to you…add as much of what you like and keep scrolling!
Fruit & Flower Salad:
Peska Seafood Culture (Houston)
Seasonal berries, chia seed lime vinaigrette, spiced meringue pecans, lemon olive oil sorbet
Bistro Menil (Houston)
Chef Greg Martin adds dried cranberries for a a tart sweetness that complements the traditional flavor profiles of this Carrots Râpées – Carrot Salad. This French favorite is delish with roasted salmon or chicken, give it a try!
Napa Flats (San Antonio)
Bright, light and endlessly flavorful, we love Chef Oscar Marquez and his use of Mandarin oranges, toasted pecans and fresh goat cheese. The Arugula Beet Salad comes dressed in a house-made orange red wine vinaigrette.
The Barn Door (San Antonio)
We have two versions – the original plus a low cal version from my friends at H-E-B Cooking Connection!
Avocado Quinoa Salad:
Snack Bar (Austin)
quinoa, arugula, cotija, pineapple, avocado, banana pepper-pineapple vinaigrette
These following two are summer salad ideas on the menu right now at Vinaigrette (Austin)-
Peach Prosciutto Burrata Salad:
local peaches, arugula, mixed greens, prosciutto, corn, scallions, burrata, honey shallot vinaigrette and a juicy peach reduction
local heirlooms, olive bread croutes, roast chicken, capers, red onions, and blue cheese vinaigrette