Fresh eating with our favorite summer salads

Restaurants • Salads in 17 incarnations.

By Kathy Stephenson The Salt Lake Tribune

Published May 30th 2012 11:42 pm



Summer is the time to eat light and enjoy a fresh crisp salad. Here are 17 restaurant favorites.

Cinegrill • House salad made with provolone cheese, pepperoni and the signature garlic and Gorgonzola dressing.

Where • 344 S. 300 East, Salt Lake City, 801-328-4900.

Hours • Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4-8:30 p.m.

Copper Onion • Crispy pork belly salad topped with an Asian-inspired carrot and jalapeno slaw.

Where • 111 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-355-3282.

Hours • Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Cucina Toscana • Traditional Caesar prepared tableside for two.

Where • 307 W. Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City, 801-328-3463.

Hours • Monday-Saturday, 5:30-10 p.m.

Em's • Phyllo-wrapped baked Brie over mixed greens and topped with a fig and balsamic vinaigrette and candied almonds and apples.

Where • 271 N. Center St., Salt Lake City, 801-596-0566

Hours • Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday-Sunday, 5:30-9 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Faustina • Sonoma chicken salad with mixed greens, dried blueberries, Gorgonzola, almonds, caramelized onion, pomegranate vinaigrette and green apple bits.

Where • 454 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-746-4441.

Hours • Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 4:30-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 4:30-10 p.m.; Sunday, 5-9 p.m.

Michelangelo's on Main • Tricolore salad features red-hued radicchio, arugula and Belgian endive in a honey-fennel vinaigrette and Gorgonzola crumbs.

Where • 132 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, 801-532-0500

Hours • Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 4-10 p.m.

Oasis Cafe • Grilled Yukon golds lend uniqueness to the Mediterranean salad of greens, hummus, feta and Kalamata olives.

Where • 151 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City, 801-322-0404

Open • Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Pinon Market & Cafe • The colorful saffron rice salad, with shrimp, green peppers, red onion, artichoke hearts, capers, herbs, spinach and a light garlic vinaigrette.

Where • 2095 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-582-4539

Hours • Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Sea Salt • Chunks of ripe watermelon combined with fennel, parsley and blood orange olive oil.

Where • 1709 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-349-1480

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Summer is the time to eat light and enjoy a fresh crisp salad. Here are 17 restaurant favorites.

Cinegrill • House salad made with provolone cheese, pepperoni and the signature garlic and Gorgonzola dressing.

Where • 344 S. 300 East, Salt Lake City, 801-328-4900.

Hours • Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4-8:30 p.m.

Copper Onion • Crispy pork belly salad topped with an Asian-inspired carrot and jalapeno slaw.

Where • 111 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-355-3282.

Hours • Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Cucina Toscana • Traditional Caesar prepared tableside for two.

Where • 307 W. Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City, 801-328-3463.

Hours • Monday-Saturday, 5:30-10 p.m.

Em's • Phyllo-wrapped baked Brie over mixed greens and topped with a fig and balsamic vinaigrette and candied almonds and apples.

Where • 271 N. Center St., Salt Lake City, 801-596-0566

Hours • Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday-Sunday, 5:30-9 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Faustina • Sonoma chicken salad with mixed greens, dried blueberries, Gorgonzola, almonds, caramelized onion, pomegranate vinaigrette and green apple bits.

Where • 454 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-746-4441.

Hours • Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 4:30-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 4:30-10 p.m.; Sunday, 5-9 p.m.

Michelangelo's on Main • Tricolore salad features red-hued radicchio, arugula and Belgian endive in a honey-fennel vinaigrette and Gorgonzola crumbs.

Where • 132 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, 801-532-0500

Hours • Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 4-10 p.m.

Oasis Cafe • Grilled Yukon golds lend uniqueness to the Mediterranean salad of greens, hummus, feta and Kalamata olives.

Where • 151 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City, 801-322-0404

Open • Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Pinon Market & Cafe • The colorful saffron rice salad, with shrimp, green peppers, red onion, artichoke hearts, capers, herbs, spinach and a light garlic vinaigrette.

Where • 2095 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-582-4539

Hours • Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Sea Salt • Chunks of ripe watermelon combined with fennel, parsley and blood orange olive oil.

Where • 1709 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-349-1480 [2] =>

Hours • Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 5-9:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Soul & Bones • Shrimp and crawfish salad includes mixed greens, pickled okra and onion chutney tossed with Cajun spice vinaigrette.

Where • 2432 Washington Blvd., Ogden 801-627-4227

Hours • Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Stoneground • House salad is studded with dollops of tart goat cheese, crunchy candied walnuts and caramelized grapes. Tossed in a honey-balsamic vinaigrette.

Where • 249 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City, 801-364-1368.

Hours • Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 5-9 p.m.

Tea Rose Diner • Thai salad includes fried tofu on spinach and lettuce with carrots, broccoli and cucumber. Drizzled with a house-made peanut dressing.

Where • 65 E. 4880 South, Murray, 801-685-6111.

Hours • Open daily, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 5-9 p.m.

Thai Delight Cafe • Flavor and heat work together in the tender beef salad with cabbage, carrots, mint, cilantro, chiles, marinated red onion and lime juice.

Where • 6271 S. 3655 West, West Jordan, 801-968-7626

Hours • Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Thai Orchid • Grilled prawn salad with lettuce, red onions, cucumber, tomatoes and fresh mint leaves. It's tossed in a tart lime dressing with just a hint of sweetness.

Where • 6219 S. Highland Drive, Holladay, 801-274-3000

Hours • Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday, 5-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon-9 p.m.

Tin Angel Cafe • Baby spinach salad topped with grape tomatoes, red onions, candied pecans, grilled pear, Gorgonzola and a house-made raspberry vinaigrette.

Where • 365 W. 400 South, Salt Lake City, 801-328-4155.

Hours • Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-9 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 5-10 p.m.

Wild Grape New West Bistro • Spinach and fava bean salad includes marinated onions and a warm bacon vinaigrette.

Where • 481 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, 801-746-5565

Hours • Tuesday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Zucca Trattoria • Caesar salad features grilled Romaine leaves tossed in a house-made dressing.

Where • 1479 E. 5600 South, South Ogden, 801-475-7077.

Open • Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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