10 Best Salads in Metro Phoenix
If you've had your mind on lighter or colder dining options lately, rest easy knowing you're not alone. With swimsuit season in full swing many of us have had our minds on meals that will leave us feeling full, but not looking it. A well-balanced salad is often the perfect choice.
Lauren Saria Mozzarella Salad from Pane Bianco
All ten of these Phoenix salads are full of flavor, texture, and, in many cases, protein. If you ever thought the salad section of a menu isn't worth your while, prepare to have your mind changed.
See also: An Homage to the Classic Caesar Salad
Evil Princess Thai Chicken Salad
La Grande Orange
Some things are worth braving the daunting parking situation at La Grande Orange. Case in point, the Evil Princess Thai Chicken Salad. This ready-made meal features crisp lettuce, minced white meat chicken, lemon grass, peanuts, bell pepper, peanuts and a light Thai dressing. With a slight kick and strong flavor the Evil Princess is the last minute lunch of choice for curbside dinners who like to grab n' go green.
When it comes to caprese salads, we're of the mindset that simple is better. And luckily, Pane Bianco seems to agree. The restaurant's Mozzarella Salad includes just a handful of high-quality ingredients: freshly-made mozzarella cheese, basil, and thick-cut tomatoes. A touch of olive oil, salt, and pepper is all the help those three ingredients need to becomes a satisfying dish with clean, fresh flavors.
Red Goat Salad
The Main Ingredient
For those who dream of strawberry fields forever there's no better salad than the field greens with strawberries at The Main Ingredient. The Red Goat salad is served with a generous dose of whole and half-cut strawberries, mixed greens, goat cheese, pistachios, and a light vinaigrette. Unlike many over-the-top menus, the Red Goat formula is simple: The strawberries keep it sweet while the nuts and cheese keep satisfying, making a summer salad is anything but "Bah."
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