best main course salads in Calgary?
- prima Mar 5, 2013 08:13 AM
Open to any neighbourhood, any price point, and any type of cuisine.
Thanks for any suggestions.
haha.. awesome. I order a lot of salads but I'm drawing a blank at other ones I have enjoyed...
OH! Just thought of one! There's a lime-peanut-green papaya-kale salad at Model Milk. Their menu changes regularly but I had it in January so it might still be there.
Now that I think of it, I also remember having a good kale salad at Cibo a few months ago... Can't remember the details!
The Coup's Komodo Dragon salad is great. I love their tempeh "croutons". I bought their cookbook and made it at home too!
Also, stop by Sidewalk Citizen's bakery in Sunnyside. They usually have at least 3 salads available. They're sold by weight so you can make it a side or a main. Their kale salad with garlic vinaigrette and ham hock or turkey is AMAZING. They always have different varieties of salads and I have liked them all, like fennel & apple or roasted sweet potatoes with pumpkin seeds.
I also like Planet Organic's Hail to the Kale salad (and have made it at home using the recipe in their cookbook). Their sprouted grain salad and edamame-wakame salad are decent too.
For me about 3 years ago when a friend who is notoriously frugal told me to get some Hail-to-the-kale at Planet Organic. As prepared salads go it is not cheap, so I figured she must be on to something. Ever since we make it regularly. Look up the nutrition, it's pretty big.
Recently I noticed Superstore selling baby kale, with leaves about 3-4 cm long. Very delicate and pretty tasty in all sorts of salads.Go buy some so they keep selling it. (but ALWAYS leave the last package for me, OK!!!)
The edemame-wakame cello mentioned is PDG as well.
Good to know about Cibo, Model Milk and The Coup.
I'm meeting up for dinner with a friend who mostly eats salad, and we'll be looking for a place with table service. Cibo sounds like the best bet for our dinner.
Insalata menu at Cibo http://cibocalgary.com/menu/insalat/
Model Milk's menu looks amazing to me, but my friend is a plainer eater, and I think the Model Milk menu would be a little outside her comfort zone. I hope to try Model Milk on another visit. http://www.modelmilk.ca/themenu.html
The Coup dinner menu: http://www.thecoup.ca/menu/dinner/
Hail to the Kale salad recipe http://www.planetorganic.ca/goodfood/...
The Coup's Club Med salad is also fantastic!
They used to have a mean sirloin caesar salad at Vintage for lunch but I don't think it's on the menu any longer... :(