Your Guide to Our Favorite Salads
We’re here to help make eating healthier a little easier, with a guide to some of our favorite salads you can enjoy, from signatures like Wildfire’s Chopped Salad to newbies like the Italian Salad at Pizzeria Portofino, and more.
CRISPY KALE SALAD AT BEATRIX
This isn’t your average kale salad. The Crispy Kale Salad is made with red grapes, pumpkin seeds, dates and Parmesan and dressed in a white balsamic vinaigrette. This salad is available for lunch only at all Beatrix locations (River North, Fulton Market, Oak Brook and Streeterville).
THE DIGITAL CHOPPED SALAD BAR AT R.J. GRUNTS
The Salad Bar at R.J. Grunts has been an iconic staple of the Lincoln Park restaurant for the last 50 years. In honor of the anniversary, the restaurant re-invented the salad bar with The Digital Chopped Salad Bar, starting at $16.95, plus tax is available for lunch and dinner for dine-in and carryout. With more than 35 ingredients to choose from, you can personalize your own salad to your tastes and come up with something new every single time.
THE CHOPPED SALAD AT WILDFIRE
It’s the salad that Wildfire is famous for, made with roasted chicken, avocado, tomatoes, corn, scallions, topped with blue cheese, bacon and tortilla chips, with a citrus lime vinaigrette that’s so outstanding, they sell it by the bottle. Order it up in two sizes; a small serves 2-3 people, while a large feeds 4-6 people. Or, take a party platter home that serves 8-10 people, to order call your Wildfire location of interest.
WARM SUMAC CHICKEN SALAD FROM EMA
Ema’s Warm Sumac Chicken Salad is made with sumac chicken, mixed greens, roasted artichokes, asparagus, farro and grilled flatbread and is available Monday – Friday for lunch.
ARUGULA SALAD FROM OSTERIA VIA STATO
SPINACH AND AVOCADO SALAD FROM ANTICO POSTO
SUMMER HOUSE COBB SALAD AT SUMMER HOUSE & STELLA BARRA PIZZERIA & WINE BAR – CHICAGO & NORTH BETHESDA
The Summer House Cobb Salad is everything you ever could want in a chopped salad made with chicken breast, hard-cooked eggs, charred corn, cucumber, tomato, point Reyes blue cheese, crisp bacon, and homemade herb vinaigrette.
SEAFOOD CHOPPED SALAD AT JOE’S SEAFOOD, PRIME STEAK & STONE CRAB
This salad is one of the most popular items on both the lunch and dinner menu at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. The Seafood Chopped Salad includes a lettuce mix, red and yellow bell pepper, cucumber, carrot, celery, hearts of palm, green beans, corn, edamame, radish and blanched asparagus tossed with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and creamy vinaigrette. It’s topped with a chilled seafood mix of jumbo shrimp cocktail, king crab meat and lobster tail meat then garnished with a lemon wedge, sliced avocado and a hard boiled egg.
BRUSSELS SPROUT SALAD AT HUB 51
This salad has always been a favorite at Hub 51 and it’s available at lunch and dinner. The brussels sprouts are combined with medjool dates, almonds, lightly shaved manchego cheese and tossed in a mustard vinaigrette, which yields a nice balance of salty and sweet.
GIULIANA’S ITALIAN SALAD AT RPM ITALIAN
This salad is celebrity-partner Giuliana Rancic’s go-to salad at RPM! A blend of lettuces tossed with cherry tomatoes, roasted red and yellow peppers, pepperoncini, nicoise olives, shaved red onion, sharp provolone and parmesan cheeses, then dressed with red wine vinaigrette and topped with Genoa Salami and oregano.
KALE CAESAR SALAD AT SARANELLO’S
VILLAGE SALAD AT ABA (AUSTIN & CHICAGO)
This Mexican-inspired salad can be enjoyed at Tallboy Taco for lunch and dinner and get this, it’s totally gluten free. A Great Little Salad includes greens, charred corn, cheddar, guacamole and citrus-tomatillo dressing. Add your choice of chicken, steak, pork al pastor or shrimp to pack this salad with protein.
The Chopped Salad at L. Woods is the perfect compliment for their famous beef ribs. The salad is packed with tomatoes, blue cheese, scallions, bacon, pasta with a mustard vinaigrette.