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The Best Summer Salads to Try in Boston

a bowl of salad on a plate

There’s nothing better than a refreshing salad on a hot summer day. The cool crunch of crispy lettuce, mixed with fresh seasonal vegetables, and a tasty dressing is something that everyone can enjoy. However, if you’re going to order a salad when you’re out to eat, you want it to be something a little different- not the typical salad you pack for lunch every day. At Harvard Gardens, we have a delectable selection of salads to choose from that are sure to cool you down on a hot summer day! Learn more about some of our fan favorites below. 

Southwestern Chopped Kale Salad

If you’re looking for a crunchy, salty, yet sweet and creamy salad, the southwestern chopped kale salad is the one for you! Made with kale, grilled chicken, roasted corn, avocado, fresh tomatoes, carrots, shaved Cabot cheddar cheese, and topped with buttermilk honey chipotle dressing, this is one of the most satisfying salads you could eat.  

Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

For a true taste of summer, our beet & goat cheese salad is a must-try. With roasted beets, almonds, strawberries, and quinoa on top of spring mix, it’s a light salad that is as refreshing as it is satisfying. Topped with a citrus berry vinaigrette, the flavors blend together effortlessly for a taste of summer. If you need a little protein to fill you, you can opt to add chicken, steak, or salmon to this delicious salad! 

Grilled Avocado Salad

With a delicious mix of refreshing vegetables and hardy protein, this one is sure to please any salad lover. With avocado, cherry peppers, goat cheese, roasted corn, tomatoes, and grilled chicken on top of a bed of mixed greens, it’s certainly a fan favorite at Harvard Gardens. This salad is topped with a classic ranch dressing, but if you prefer a vinaigrette for a lighter option, just ask your server! 

Try a Salad at Harvard Gardens in Beacon Hill, Boston

While these are some of our fan-favorite salads, we’d be remiss to not mention our classics, including the caesar and cobb salad. These are two salads that you simply can’t go wrong with! If you’re craving a salad or comfort food, stop by Harvard Gardens today to get your fix! Check out our full menu here. Book a reservation or order online for takeout.