By Alzahra Aldawood
Gone are the days of simple lettuce, carrots and cucumbers.
Nothing beats a cool and refreshing salad on a hot summer day. It’s crisp, chock full of nutrition and comes in so many clever variations.
1. Bistro Lounge
Let’s start with a salad that has a little bit of everything. Green leaves, blue cheese, chicken and fresh mixed berries. What an enticing combo!
Location: Prince Sultan Bin Fahd St., Qurtoba, Khobar
This one is a wonderful mix of textures and tastes. Mixed green salad topped with marinated grilled chicken, fresh green apple slices, walnuts and raisins, all of which is teased with a delightful mustard vinaigrette dressing.
Location: Mall of Dhahran, Dhahran
3. Circle Cafe
If you’re burrito fan, you’re going to love this. Fair warning: it’s a big one so you might want to share with friends, or just come hungry and have it all to yourself. We recommend the latter!
Location: Fouad Center, Prince Turki Rd., Khobar
A staple of practically every restaurant you’ll ever visit; some add fresh mushroom while others go the strawberry route. At L’Avenue they add a bed of grilled halloumi cheese and a crown of fresh pomegranate seeds, with a tangy pomegranate extract sauce as dressing. Magnifique.
Location: King Fahd Rd., Khobar
5. Viola Cafe
Grilled Prawns Salad
Looking for something a little different? Try this Asian-style salad with prawns, grilled pineapple and sweet and chili sauce.
Location: Alturki Mall, 7th St., Khobar