Festive Spring Salads

Spring is in the air and so are fresh fruits and veggies! With temperate weather comes culinary creations brimming with refreshing flavors and ingredients. Celebrate the season of regrowth and rejuvenation with these San Diego restaurants mixing up festive spring salads!

If you’re a barbecue fanatic seeking some greens to accompany your smoked meat, Brazen BBQ offers a laidback atmosphere laden with warm décor and a menu boasting award-winning barbecue. Try their Smokehouse Salad, made with romaine lettuce, your choice of chicken, pork or brisket, black beans, roasted corn, avocado, queso fresco, tobacco onions and chipotle ranch dressing. Hearty by nature, this salad is ideal for those seeking a salad with some substance!

Looking for a beachy chic atmosphere? Tavern at the Beach in Pacific Beach offers coastally-inspired dishes with a twist. Try their Strawberry Fields Salad, packed with baby arugula, field greens, organic apples, fresh strawberries, toasted pine nuts, goat cheese crumbles and tossed in a lemon vinaigrette. Nothing screams springtime like fresh strawberries and greens intermingled with citrus notes.

For San Diegans seeking some Mexican flavor, Del Sur Mexican Cantina has your springtime salad! Enjoy their family-friendly atmosphere and colorful surroundings as you indulge in their Cantina Salad, tossed with romaine, cabbage, charred panela, corn, tomato, black beans, jicama, cucumber, avocado, picked onion, tortilla strips and your choice of dressing. A blend of southwest flavors and crisp greens, this salad is packed with piquancy and crafted to satisfy.

In the mood to lounge in coastal ambiance surrounded by surf culture? The Duck Dive in Pacific Beach offers its patrons a friendly experience and dishes that are inherently SoCal. Their Chicken Adobo Salad, crafted with adobo-marinated chicken breast, chopped romaine, roasted corn, orange segments and jalapeno-citrus vinaigrette, is infused with citrus notes and zest to yield the perfect springtime salad option.

Farm-to-table seasonal dishes? Yes, please! Farmer’s Bottega offers a menu crafted around the farm-to-table concept and is dedicated to providing its guests with inventive meals that showcase culinary fervor. Order the Bottega Salad, comprised of fennel, radishes, mix berries, goat cheese fritter and topped with chianti-honey vinaigrette. A creative option bolstered by farm-fresh ingredients and springtime flavors, this salad is a seasonal delight!

Bask in the city’s rich culinary culture and visit one of these San Diego hotspot’s for festive salads idyllic for springtime!