KANSAS CITY — Spring has sprung, and restaurants are celebrating with salads made with seasonal ingredients.
Chick-fil-A, Inc. is introducing the Lemon Kale Caesar Salad, featuring warm grilled chicken nuggets on a bed of romaine and kale with shaved Parmesan cheese and lemon wedges served with a lemon Caesar vinaigrette dressing and lemon Parmesan panko topping. The salad is the first limited-time salad entree to be featured on the national menu since 2016 and the first salad entree that features warm grilled nuggets, Chick-fil-A said.
“The Lemon Kale Caesar Salad is one of the new items we're adding to the menu in 2021 to offer our guests more variety,” said Kaitlin Miller, menu category leader at Chick-fil-A, Inc. “It's a delicious lower calorie salad option for those who enjoy a traditional Caesar salad and those looking to try something new. After testing this item in 2017 and receiving great feedback, we're excited to add it to our 2021 lineup of seasonal offerings.”
New at Newk’s Eatery is the Strawberry & Avocado Spinach Salad, made with strawberries, feta cheese, spinach, avocado and bacon tossed with balsamic vinaigrette.
“Our new, seasonal item offers guests fresh, fruity flavors to enjoy this spring,” said Katie Twiford, director of marketing at Newk’s. “Pairing fruits with other signature ingredients offers our guests a sweet and savory flavor experience, whether they're dining with us or having a to-go meal at home with family and friends.”
La Madeleine’s new Strawberry, Almond and Goat Cheese Salad features balsamic glazed strawberries, toasted almonds and goat cheese served on a bed of spring mix with French vinaigrette.
“Our culinary team is constantly innovating to offer our guests an enhanced experience with more variety,” said Sheryl Fox, chief operating officer for La Madeleine. “Spring has its own flavor profiles, including berries and citrus, so we created offerings showcasing fresh strawberries and other seasonal favorites.”
Blaze Pizza is serving a new Fresh Berry Salad, featuring strawberries, blueberries and crumbled feta cheese tossed over a bed of lettuce and mixed baby greens served with a blackberry balsamic vinaigrette.