Your Guide to Our Favorite Salads
We know it can be tough keeping your New Year’s resolution of eating healthy, especially when it comes to dining out or carrying in. 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. You can find this on both the lunch and dinner menu at all Beatrix locations (River North, Fulton Market, Oak Brook and Streeterville).
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.
ARUGULA SALAD FROM OSTERIA VIA STATO
SUMMER HOUSE COBB SALAD AT SUMMER HOUSE SANTA MONICA & 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, crip 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.