Get Your Green On For National Salad Month

Jalisco Street Corn Salad (courtesy photo)

May is National Salad Month, making it the perfect time for veggies to take center stage on your plate! As the weather gets warmer, salads are becoming a natural part of this season’s menu. With fresh produce in abundance in San Diego, skip the side salad and instead make this filling and nutritious dish your main meal for a clean-eating month!

Savor a seriously tasty salad with all the flavors you love at Woodstock’s Pizza, the family and student-oriented eatery that’s paving the way toward a healthier future for pizza. Located near SDSU, this pizzeria is committed to offering the highest quality ingredients. In addition to their fresh, hand-tossed dough and locally-sourced toppings, Woodstock’s also boasts a stellar selection of salads including the Tree Hugger, a free-spirited mix of organic spinach, feta cheese, caramelized pecans, dried cranberries, and organic balsamic vinaigrette, a bowl of goodness that’s made to order just for you.

Celebrate National Salad Month in style at Fishmonger’s Market, Mission Hills’ newest authentic, European-style fish market and dining destination. Offering impressive seasonal seafood flavors thanks to direct sourcing and sustainable global trading abilities, Fishmonger’s Market’s menu is swimming with irresistible choices from warm soups and filling seafood plates to delicate dishes of crudo! For a fish-fueled salad, try the Baccala Salad, piled high with the freshest Atlantic salt cod, vibrant purple potatoes, garbanzo beans, red onion, and a drizzle of olive oil and lemon.

Romaine calm – there’s a salad for everyone at Farmer’s Table, La Mesa’s honest food-to-fork celebration of locally sourced produce. Featuring recipes that dig into Sicilian roots, a commitment to authentic cooking methods, and a charming and rustic vintage atmosphere, Farmer’s Table lets natural flavors speak for themselves to satisfy every hungry guest. The popular Baby Kale Salad comes complete with fresh oranges, pomegranate seeds, blueberries, candied walnuts, and a citrus vinaigrette for a light and refreshing addition to your day!

Eat clean and green at Jalisco Cantina, Oceanside’s newest nod to Mexican culture. Reflecting traditional Mexican flavors and widely known for an unmatched selection of specialty cocktails, this tequila bar and eatery brings delicious fresh food choices, an inspired philosophy, and scratch kitchen ingredients to the plate. Before washing down your meal with a wide menu of specialty margaritas, nosh on the Street Corn “Elote” Salad, a bowl brimming with corn off the cob, romaine, pico, crumbly cotija cheese, chile, cayenne, fresh lime, crispy tortilla strips, red jalapeno, cilantro, and a light vinaigrette.

Get fresh with the salad selection at The Haven, the Kensington neighborhood staple for family fun and some of the best Neapolitan-style pizzas in San Diego! Known for their creative pies, gluten-free crusts, and home-baked bread Italian Sandwiches, The Haven also promises unforgettable salads including the Caprese Salad, a classic Italian dish with sliced cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, shredded basil, and a drizzle of olive oil and a rich balsamic reduction. Delectably tasty and picture-perfect, The Haven’s salads are an instant favorite for the summer season!

Not to be missed for this seasonal salad craze is Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas, located in the sunny seaside town just north of San Diego. This modern yet rustic eatery draws the Encinitas crowd in droves with cuisine made from scratch, craft beers, signature cocktails, and an unrivaled stylish and comfortable ambiance. This National Salad Month, try theUNION Wedge, loaded with shaft blue cheese dressing, cherry tomato, bacon lardons, pickled cipollini onions, and crumbled blue cheese. Add grilled chicken, blackened salmon or shrimp, or grilled prime sirloin for a protein-packed salad option!