featured-food-and-wineIssue 11

Six Satisfying Stanislaus Summer Salads

These days, it’s not enough for a summer salad to be simply fresh, crisp and creamy.

From utilizing unconventional ingredients and locally grown products to harmoniously balancing every facet of flavor from salty to sweet, sour to umami, a satisfying and memorable summer salad is nearly a work of fine art.

So when we set out to highlight some of Stanislaus County’s best summer salads, it was with great trepidation in our hearts. Sure, we had our salad forks shined, sharpened and ready to dig into a whole county of fresh, loveable greens bursting with hearty flavor, but Stanislaus County has so many amazing salads on offer this year, how could we limit our choices to only one or two?

So here you go: six salads you don’t want to miss from some of Stanislaus County’s best local restaurants!

Bella Italia (Riverbank)
1. SPINACH SALAD
Fresh spinach tossed with sliced cucumbers, pancetta bacon, roasted red peppers, pine nuts, goat cheese and pepperoncini, topped with shaved beets and a honey mustard dressing.

La Mo (Turlock)
2. STRAWBERRY KALE SALAD
Fresh strawberries, kale, grilled chicken, goat cheese,
candied walnuts and avocado dressed in fresh local
olive oil.

Harvest Moon (Modesto)
3. GREEK SALAD WITH LAMB
Grilled lamb chops laid over a bed of fresh greens, kalamata olives, sliced cucumber, red onion, feta cheese and pepperoncini.

4. CAESAR SALAD WITH SEARED AHI TUNA
Seared Ahi tuna steak laid over a traditional Caesar salad with croutons, romaine and shaved parmesan tossed in a Caesar dressing.

The Cottonwood Café (Oakdale)
5. JERK CHICKEN MANGO SALAD
Red onion, mango, chicken, romaine lettuce and chopped almonds in a spicy sweet jerk dressing.

Greens Table (Modesto)
6. FOUR SEASONS FARM SALAD
Mixed field greens from Four Seasons Farms, crumbled blue cheese, candied walnuts and dried cranberries in Greens House Vinaigrette, topped with fresh roasted salmon.

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