Salads are low in calories and packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre. Salads are also the perfect vehicle for meat and cheese. We found five Calgary restaurants that pile their salads high with tasty protein, dairy and fat.
Split a pizza and the torn chicken salad – a combination of calabrese salami, chicken, feta, chickpeas and creamy garlic dressing – the next time you’re at Cibo and you’ll leave satisfied. (1012 17 Ave. S.W., 403-978-4755, cibocalgary.com, @cibocalgary)
Divino’s elegant salad of ahi tuna, potatoes, olives, green beans and cherry tomatoes on a bed of butterleaf is packed with tasty omega-3 fatty acids. (113 Stephen Ave. S.W., 403-410-5555, crmr.com/divino/, @divino_bistro)
Double Zero’s pizza is very good, but if you’re craving something different try the incredibly tasty roasted cauliflower salad with fried chickpeas, sultanas and pecorino cheese and the refreshing fennel and orange salad for an explosion of veggie flavour. (751 4 St. S.W., 403-265-9559, doublezeropizza.ca, @doublezeropizza)
Sit in the upstairs lounge at Halo Steakhouse in the southeast and order the blue cheese steak salad for a delicious combo of fresh veggies, blue cheese and juicy sirloin steak, cooked to your liking. (13226 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-271-4111, halorestaurant.com, @halorestaurant)
National’s Cobb salad is a hefty medley of crab, bacon, egg, avocado, veggies and blue cheese dressing. It’s perfect with a pint or two. (550 17 Ave. S.W., 403-229-0226, ntl.ca, @ntl_17ave)