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Jul 18, 2011 12:01 PM

Boston's best salads? A round up

Now that summer's really heating up and local veggies are ramping up, I thought I'd ask: what are your favorite Boston salads? Lettuce, no lettuce, hierloom tomato, greek, Caesar, chopped, fine dining or take out, put 'em all out there!!

I'll start by nominating the Tiger's Tears from Myers and Chang. Addictively spicy, loads with herbs, tender beef slices and a rainbow of peppers...

Also the New England Seafood Salad from hammersley's, super light and fresh with shrimp, scallops, lobster, asparagus and peas.

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  1. I haven't been there for a while, but I do like the seared tuna on salad at Stephanie's.

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    1. re: CookieLee

      Fireplace Grill lunch salads: particularly the Cobb with grilled chicken. Horataki or shephard's salad from Family and Esperia. And, surprisingly, pretty good lunch salads including greek salad from Temptations in Coolidge Corner.

    2. Seafood Cobb Salad at, wait for it, Skipjack's...I'm not kidding! Farm Grille was closed for vacation, so we went across the street to Skipjack's, and had a Seafood Cobb with lobster on a crostini, perfectly poached shrimp, and smoked salmon, on greens with hardboiled egg and avocado....

      1. Alta Strada in Wellesley has the most delicious salads. I love their Version of a Nicoise salad. It's an Italian version with Italian Tuna and it's fantastic. I also love the warm beet salad at Aquitaine.

        Alta Strada
        92 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

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        1. re: cherrytomato

          i second aquitaine's beet salad. A high quality Aged Boucheron (and when do you ever see unusual cheese on a salad here, something other than chevre, cheddar, parm, feta, blue...............?

          WARM BEET SALADE with M√Ęche, Aged Boucheron, Toasted Walnuts and Sherry Vinaigrette 8.95

        2. The single best salad we have ever had, one that we cannot not order when dining there, is at EVOO and is Eva's Greens with Rabbit confit, pecans and cherries and cheddar.

          second to it are thee 2 salads at the adjacent Za:

          Hass Avocado, Black Bean, Tomato, Red Onion, Cheddar Cheese, Bread 'n' Butter Pickled Jalapeno, Red Pepper, and Cilantro Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette, Sour Cream, and Tortilla Crunch 8.00

          Verrill Farm's Beets, Orange, Red Onion, Parsley, Toasted Hazelnut, and Goat Cheese Salad with Eva's Pea Greens and Citrus Vinaigrette 7.50

          Also love East Coast Grill's brunch salad of avocado, lettuce, cilantro, mango, hearts of palm, and pepitas.
          For take out, my favs are at Azama Grill: Mousskaa- eggplant, tomato and chickpea salad; and Avocado salad with lime and red onion.

          East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
          1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

          138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474

          Verrill Farm
          11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

          EVOO Restaurant
          350 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02143

          Azama Grill
          54 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134

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          1. re: opinionatedchef

            Ohhhh...I love that rabbit salad at EVOO. Good call.

            EVOO Restaurant
            350 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02143

            1. re: opinionatedchef

              Love that avocado and black bean salad at Za. Also, the potato salad with cucumbers, radishes, kalamatas, oregano and feta.

            2. Any of the salads at YoMa, the Burmese place in Union Square Allston. On a humid summer night, their roast pork or green mango salads are my favorite things to eat.

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              1. re: Jenny Ondioline

                Yoma's ginger and tea leaf salads are 2 of my favs: The ferocious green papaya salad at Bangkok Blue is another:

                Bangkok Blue
                651 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116