Craveable Spring Salads
We’ve finally said goodbye to gloomy, snow-sprinkled days, embracing springtime and sun-kissed cheeks with lighter jackets and open arms. With our taste buds wide awake, cravings for crisp vegetables, leafy greens, and colourful accompaniments are replacing the hearty soups and comfort foods of colder days.
In honour of the season’s warmer weather, we’ve rounded up a list of craveable spring salads available at our restaurants across the city. From garden-fresh classics to chef-inspired creations and everything in between, read on to find your favourite today.
Available for both lunch and dinner, Beaumont Kitchen’s Heirloom Tomato & Whipped Feta Salad is the perfect pick-me-up whether you’re shopping up a storm at CF Sherway Gardens or not. Loaded with cucumbers, onions and served with fresh flatbread, enjoy as-is or add chicken, salmon, shrimp, or a strip loin to make it a full entrée.
Busy power lunchers and those looking for an after-work bite will find it hard to resist the refreshing flavours of Jump’s Summer Chopped Salad. An amalgamation of ingredients that scream spring and summer, this variety-packed staple features crunchy romaine lettuce, radicchio, cherry tomatoes, avocado, bocconcini, chickpeas, Castelvetrano olives, and peperoncini. If you’re in the know, enjoy it on Jump’s hidden-gem courtyard terrace on sunny days and warm evenings.
O&B Café Grill, Bayview Village
You can’t beat the simplicity of the Butter Lettuce Salad from Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Bayview Village, a satisfying all-around winner. Featuring roasted baby carrots, spring peas, radish, alfalfa sprouts, and a zesty dill ranch, it delivers bite after bite of crisp and creamy goodness. Best enjoyed outdoors on the sunny patio, this vibrant option is a must-have if you’re dining al fresco.
Vegans and meat eaters alike will love the punchy kick of Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery’s Raw Vegetable Salad. High in crunch factor thanks to its finely chopped carrots, cabbage, radish, celeriac, and rutabaga, every mouthful is bursting with brightness thanks to a luscious sesame and ginger dressing — the real star of the show.
If you find yourself looking for a quick and casual lunch or dinner, pop into Canteen on the corner of King and John for the tasty Avocado Salad. Ideally enjoyed while people-watching or as a pre-game bite on the cute corner patio, it features crisp iceberg lettuce, sunflower seeds, and clementine segments for a juicy pop. Cilantro and basil add welcome herbaceous notes while buttermilk dressing tops each bite with a creamy and zesty zip.
While we can’t list them all, there are plenty of available options to satisfy your springtime cravings across the city. Whether you’re in search of sweet and plump garden tomatoes, perfectly ripe avocado, or oh-so-crunchy cucumber, explore our menus and find your favourite spring salad today!