Think eating healthy has to be boring and bland? Think again! Likewise, the tastiest dish on a restaurant’s menu isn’t always some fried appetizer or decadent main dish. Salads can bring some of the most complex and exquisite flavors to the table, and you can actually feel good about eating them. There are some amazing Memphis salads that deserve main course attention, and we’ve compiled some of them here. Here are some delicious Memphis salads that your tastebuds will love!
11 Memphis Salads to Try Now
City Silo Table + Pantry: Rawsta Beet Salad
We can guarantee this all-raw salad from City Silo Table + Pantry is like no other salad you’ve tasted before. With zucchini noodles, a beet and walnut patty, cherry tomatoes, farm-fresh spring mix, local micro-greens, balsamic vinegar and a cashew-basil aioli, you will be hooked from the first bite. Eating clean never tasted so good!
Napa Cafe: Beet & Chèvre Salad
Since Napa Cafe is only open for dinner, it’s the perfect spot for a romantic date night or girls’ night out. When you check out the menu, the Beet & Chèvre salad is worthy of a closer look. It features roasted beets, Japanese pumpkin with goat cheese, pistachio pepper, chick pea croutons and a mint lime dressing. This salad definitely goes above and beyond a pile of lettuce in a bowl.
Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House: Bibb Lettuce Salad
Folk’s Folk Prime Steak House is most known for its savory meat options, but its lighter fare is also worth the trip. The Bibb Lettuce Salad — filled with roasted spicy pecans, bleu cheese crumbles, mandarin oranges and sweet red peppers — is perfect as the start to your meal, or as the main dish itself.
Edge Alley: Chicken-Salad Salad
The Chicken-Salad Salad is a fan favorite on Edge Alley‘s lunch menu, and it’s easy to see why. The Thai curry-flavored dish features mango, candied peanuts, cherry tomatoes and radishes, and it will fill your mouth with an explosion of flavor.
Cheffie’s Cafe: Cobb Salad
A list of Memphis salads isn’t complete without a classic Cobb, and Cheffie’s Cafe‘s is perfect in every way. It comes with crunchy romaine, sliced chicken, hard-boiled eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, cherry tomatoes and crumbled blue cheese. If you’d rather leave off an ingredient or two, Chef will happily oblige. Bon appetit!
Grecian Gourmet Taverna: Greek Salad with Chicken Tenders
If Greek salads are your preference, the one served by Grecian Gourmet will be your new fave. With romaine lettuce, feta cheese, red onion, kalamata olives, pepperoncini peppers and house vinaigrette, as well as the option to add grilled chicken tenders, it’s authentic Athens on a plate. Yum!
Huey’s: Grilled Tuna Steak Salad
We admit that it’s hard to choose a salad at a burger joint as delicious as Huey’s, but just trust us on this one — you won’t regret it. Fresh mixed greens topped with grilled tuna, tomato, avocado, Monterey Jack cheese and scallions all combine for a tasty and delicious salad, and it’s just as satisfying as any burger.
City Market: Asian-Style Salad
This Asian-Style Salad from City Market is filled with hand-cut hearts of romaine, purple and Napa cabbage, rice noodles, fresh cilantro, roasted peanuts, citrus segments and sesame seeds. It’s topped with a spicy Thai peanut dressing and house-grilled free-range chicken, if you like. For one of the most flavorful Memphis salads around, don’t pass this one up.
Cafe Palladio: Spinach and Fruit Salad
Cafe Palladio is a Memphis gem tucked away in Palladio Antiques that serves scrumptious salads, fabulous daily soups and specialty cakes. One of their most popular salads is the Spinach and Fruit Salad, featuring red grapes, mandarin oranges, red apple, celery and toasted almonds on fresh spinach served with a raspberry vinaigrette. It’s light and perfect for a guilt-free spring or summer meal.
Wild Beet Salad Company: Veggie Delight Salad
The Veggie Delight Salad from Wild Beet Salad Company is the ideal choice for vegetarians or those looking to catch up on their daily veggie intake. Filled with romaine, arugula, avocado, broccoli, carrots, corn, Parmesan, pita chips and sunflower seeds, this salad will leave you feeling healthy and full.
Tamp & Tap: Quinoa Salad
Tamp & Tap is more than just pastries and coffee, and their delicious salad menu is teeming with flavorful options. One of our favorites is the Quinoa Salad. It’s packed with clean veggie protein, thanks to the quinoa, but you can also add salmon, turkey, chicken, candied pecans or almonds to up the protein factor even more. With other fresh ingredients like chopped tomato, cucumber, shallots, fresh herbs, spinach, olive oil and red wine vinaigrette, it’s definitely a crowd-pleaser.
Here’s to healthy eats that taste as good as they make you feel!
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