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Gazedibles: Satisfying Salads

Nearly limitless in terms of combinations as well as nutritious and delicious, here are seven places in Oklahoma City to find a bountiful bowl.


When the summer days are long and hot, a cool salad takes a backseat only to ice water in terms of refreshment. Nearly limitless in terms of combinations as well as nutritious and delicious, here are seven places in Oklahoma City to find a bountiful bowl.

The Joinery

405-702-7657 • 121 E Sheridan Ave.

When you're done playing golf upstairs at Good, Good?, downtown OKC’s only golf simulator, slip into The Joinery and peruse their Italian-American menu. Among the new restaurant's salad offerings is the toasted farro salad, a particularly delicious combination of arugula, roasted corn, snap peas, cherry tomatoes and almonds finished with a balsamic vinaigrette that makes a colorful and savory dish.

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Kitchen 324

405-763-5911 • 324 N Robinson Ave.

Kitchen 324 is known for its healthy options, which include a couple of perfect-for-summer salads. Their poached pear salad is quite a treat with dried figs, cranberries, bleu cheese, toasted pecans and shaved prosciutto, plus you can add grilled chicken or salmon for more protein. It's finished with a delightful white balsamic vinaigrette for a refreshing and tart flavor.

Paseo Grill

405-601-1079 • 2909 Paseo Drive Suite A

Paseo Grill's thoughtfully crafted menu includes an unforgettable sesame-crusted ahi tuna salad with the fish pan-seared to the recommended medium-rare then laid over a bed of mixed greens tossed in a sesame ginger vinaigrette. Garnished with green onions, red bell peppers, edamame, carrots and crispy rice noodles, the dish is finished with a spicy wasabi cream for explosive flavor.

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  • Lua Mediterranean

Lua Mediterranean

405-601-4067 • 1749 NW 16th St.

Lua's menu offers a modern twist on traditional Mediterranean cuisine and a charming space in which to enjoy it away from the summer heat. The burrata salad makes a perfect meal after a sunny stroll through the Plaza District, with fresh arugula tossed in a pumpkin seed vinaigrette with toasted pepitas and roasted carrots. Try it with the shawarma beef for even more flavor.

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Saturn Grill

405-843-7114 • 6432 Avondale Drive

The Saturn Grill menu is packed with flavor, but their strawberry and spinach salad is an invigorating treat with its unique coconut and sweet lime poppyseed dressing. If you're feeling a bit spicy, try the southwest chicken Caesar, the chipotle Caesar dressing and black bean-corn pico is out of this world.

Bradford House

405-451-3693 • 1235 NW 38th St.

While the Bradford House extends the invitation, you don't need to be a motel guest to enjoy an elegant, upscale dining experience. The restaurant offers a remarkable menu that warrants a visit. Gracing the dinner menu is the banh mi salad, built on a base of fresh mixed greens with duck confit, pickled vegetables, cilantro, blood orange and duck fat croutons in a nuoc cham vinaigrette for a unique flavor.

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  • Republic

RePublic Gastropub

405-286-4577 • 5830 N Classen Ave.

Republic has one of my favorites in town — the rotisserie chicken salad. Mixed greens are piled high with tender chicken, dried cranberries, candied walnuts and goat cheese and tied together with a delicious herb vinaigrette. The grilled shrimp salad is also quite notable with its savory blend of brussels sprouts, spaghetti squash, crispy salami and smoked gouda atop fresh spinach in a horseradish vinaigrette.


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