Top Spring Salads In South Florida

April 23, 2014 8:00 AM

In the warmth of spring, there is no better way to spend a lunch date – either with a friend or your computer – than on a patio, dining on a crisp salad made from fresh vegetables and topped with a decadent gourmet dressing. In South Florida, patio dining is a year-round experience, as are delightful salads created to tantalize your taste buds while giving you a nutrient boost. Discover the best salads for healthy, flavorful outdoor dining this spring in Miami.

3881 N.E. 163rd St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
(305) 947-0064
www.yakko-san.comYakko-San in North Miami doesn’t seem like the place to enjoy a perfect salad, but who says you can’t refuel with a nutrient-rich dish in a cool Asian-inspired ambiance? The pork onion salad is one of the best things on the menu and it’s filling at less than $8. This tasty salad is the perfect balance of protein and vegetables and delivers unexpected pleasure on the palate thanks to the drizzle of Yakko-San secret sauce.

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The Cheese Course
Midtown Miami
3451 N.E. 1st Ave., Unit 100
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 220-6681
www.thecheesecourse.comThe Cheese Course is a delightful little bistro with locations from Coral Gables all the way up to Boca Raton. Enjoy outdoor seating on the patio or experience the real bistro style among wine racks and cheese indoors. Either way, don’t miss pleasing your palate with the French field greens with fresh goat cheese and added prosciutto. This too-good-to-be-true salad is quite a festival for the taste buds, including fresh French field greens, rich goat cheese, dried cranberries and, if you want a tasty protein boost, prosciutto. The dish is served with a mustard-shallot vinaigrette and warm French bread slices.

Juice and Java
1346 Washington Ave.
Miami, FL 33139
(305) 531-6675
www.juiceandjava.comAt Juice and Java, a restaurant that boasts locations in Miami Beach, Aventura and Boca Raton, you should not miss the opportunity to try Alex’s salad. This salad is a protein powerhouse, perfect for refueling after a workout or enjoying a well-rounded plate of rich nutrients. Alex’s salad is made with organic mixed greens, organic quinoa, black beans, sprouts, red onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, avocado, feta and tossed with just the right amount of extra virgin olive oil, Herbamare and cayenne kelp dressing.

1600 Lenox Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-5220
www.runchickenrun.comYardbird is Southern flair in Miami Beach. It will be hard to find a more delightful, fresh-from-the-garden salad anywhere else. The farmer’s salad is the touted favorite with fresh vegetables that change with the season, hard-boiled eggs, red onion and charred corn. Get it tossed with smoked Vidalia onion dressing for a truly sweet and tangy salad experience.

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Danielle C. Tworek holds a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and is a NASM certified personal trainer and weight loss specialist. Danielle’s health-focused articles have been featured on multiple top-ranked news and blog sites. Her work can also be found on

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