By Glenn Lozuke, Weaver Street Market Food House Head Chef
This week’s owner coupon is 35% off all Weaver Made packaged entrée green salads in our Grab & Go case. Learn more about the coupon below.
Greens, greens, greens everywhere! It’s salad time at the Weave. The new year is always a time when we make healthy eating resolutions. If you don’t have time to prepare a healthy meal or if you’re out for lunch, you don’t have to compromise on your resolutions. Pick up one of our Grab & Go salads as an easy way to stay healthy.
Of the many products our Food House commissary makes for our on-the-go customers, our Grab & Go salads stand out as a signature item. They’re packed with healthy ingredients, and with flavors to satisfy a variety of tastes. Here is the rundown of some of the salads we offer in our stores.
Quinoa Squash Salad
Our most popular entrée salad, the Quinoa Squash Salad, couldn’t be a better example of healthy ingredients and delicious flavors. Created by Liz Matthews, our Food House kitchen manager, this gem of a salad is the perfect combination of savory and sweet. Tender quinoa, diced, roasted butternut squash, dried cranberries, and savory roasted red pepper sit on a bed of greens, garnished with cashews and feta. To finish, the salad comes with a wonderful honey sesame dressing. Hands down, this is our customers’ favorite.
Kale Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing
The Kale Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing, with its power-packed umami flavors, is the newest addition to our salad lineup. The dressing is the driving force that brings this salad together: we start with simple ingredients like white miso paste (from Miso Master’s) as a base; then add fresh ginger, rice wine vinegar, and a touch of sesame oil; and finally blend until smooth and creamy. The dressing is combined with shredded kale and radish, and vibrant edamame. The final touch is the addition of crispy wasabi peas and roasted sunflower seeds.
Chicken Caesar Salad
Our Chicken Caesar Salad is a crowd pleaser for those who want a little more of a protein boost in their meal. Like all our salad dressings, our Caesar dressing is our own recipe made fresh at our Food House. The chicken breasts are brined prior to cooking, rendering a moister and more flavorful meat. We place the chicken on a bed of romaine topped with parmesan cheese and of course croutons.
A little history on the classic Caesar salad: Did you know that Italian-American Caesar Cardini invented the salad in 1924 in Tijuana, Mexico? Legend has it, while running his restaurant in Tijuana, he was overrun by Americans, who were frustrated with prohibition and crossing the border to get a drink. He created the now-renowned salad (without the chicken) one night when his kitchen was running low on supplies.
We created our salads for the diner who wants more than just greens. You can amp things up with the Southwestern Chopped Salad, chock full of black beans, corn, red onion, and pepper jack cheese. It comes with a staff favorite of creamy cilantro dressing.
On the lighter side, we offer a Spinach Salad with blue cheese crumbles, walnuts, and cranberries. How about a simple side salad with cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, and an herbed vinaigrette? Don’t forget about the Chopped Smoked Turkey Salad. We even have a small Caesar salad made without chicken.
So, if your New Year’s resolution includes eating a little bit lighter, then come check out the salad selection in our Grab & Go case. Whether you’re grabbing a quick lunch, sharing for two, or simply adding some greens to your evening dinner, our wide array of choices can’t be beat.
This week’s owner coupon is 35% off all Weaver Made packaged green salads in our Grab & Go case, good January 15-22, 2020. Owners, look for the coupon in our weekly e-news, sent on Wednesday morning. If you didn’t get the coupon, you may need to update your email address in our owner database. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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