7 Salads Perfect for Spring

Blink Pear and Endive Salad This salad is a mix of curly and Belgian endive, served with sliced bartlett pears, walnuts, shaved pecorino and a walnut vinaigrette. It pairs perfectly with one of Blink’s many great white wine offerings on the menu. Snag a seat on the patio if you…

Blink Pear and Endive Salad

This salad is a mix of curly and Belgian endive, served with sliced bartlett pears, walnuts, shaved pecorino and a walnut vinaigrette. It pairs perfectly with one of Blink’s many great white wine offerings on the menu. Snag a seat on the patio if you can.

(111 8 Ave. S.W., 403-263-5330, blink-restaurant.ca, @blinkrestaurant)

Briggs Kitchen and Bar Uptight Caesar Salad

A big bowl of chopped romaine hearts and crispy bacon in a house-made buttermilk dressing are topped with some crushed potato chips for an extra crunch. Deceptively filling.

(317 10 Ave. S.W., 587-350-5015, briggskandb.com, @briggskandb)

Bonterra Caprese Salad

Colourful heirloom tomatoes, tender mozzarella and micro basil leaves are finished with a balsamic glaze. It’s a classic salad that never loses its fresh lustre.

(1016 8 St. S.W., 403-262-8480, bonterra.ca, @bonterracalgary)

Earl’s Tin Palace Seafood Louie Salad

Now that Earl’s in Mission is reopen for business, pop in to check out the revamped space and this variation on a classic, made with crispy iceberg lettuce, prawns, avocado, chopped eggs and bacon finished with a tangy dressing.

(2401 4 St. S.W., 403-228-4141, earls.ca, @earlstincalgary)

Goro + Gun Lobster Sunomono Salad

Glass noodles can be tricky to manage with chopsticks, so dive into this chilled noodle salad with a fork to grab big bites of juicy lobster, daikon radish, cucumber, lemon and cherry tomatoes.

(225 7 Ave. S.W., 403-237-5596, goroandgun.ca, @goroandgun)

Notable Rotisserie Chicken Greek Salad

Chunks of Notable’s ever-popular rotisserie chicken are tossed together with cucumber, goat’s feta, tomatoes, greens and more for a salad that hits the spot for lunch any day.

(4611 Bowness Rd. N.W., 403-288-4372, notabletherestaurant.ca, @notablecalgary)

Yellow Door Bistro Dungeness Crab Salad

Last, but not least, this beauty of a salad is the definition of “bright.” Chunks of chilled crab, shaved apple, butter lettuce and brled grapefruit segments, finished with a pickled ginger vinaigrette. One of the best salads you will find in this town.

(119 12 Ave. S.W., 403-206-9585, yellowdoorbistro.ca, @yellowdooryyc)

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