Summer Salads
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Arushi Sakhuja
Summer perks include longer days, flowers in full bloom, vibrant colours and a range of fruits (especially Mango) to go around. But it doesn’t come without its downside. The heat is known to zap our energy leaving us feeling lethargic and unproductive. While food is known to be a quick source of energy, summer meals often include lite and refreshing bites that give us a cooling sensation. And keeping this in mind, salads are a wholesome and healthy option. With the potential to play around with flavour profiles, thanks to fresh fruits and vegetables, summer salads offer a visual treat and a delight to your palate. Here’s looking at some of the best restaurants to head to for a lip-smacking summer salad.
Delhi 
Boraan Thai 
Summer Salads
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Delivery kitchen Boraan Thai has championed Thai flavours to the very best. Giving you a flavour of Thailand from the comfort of your home, their summer special menu boasts of refreshing options that are a delight to the palate. Summer in India is synonymous with mango and hence it’s no surprise that the introduction of their Raw Mango Salad is a highlight, with its freshness and vibrant colours.
Fatty Bao
Summer Salads
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On days when you’re scouting for a delicious alternative to your staple grilled chicken meal, make your way to Fatty Bao. Try their Spicy Roasted chicken summer salad with crispy noodles, and cashew nuts that add the much-need crunch, which is then topped off with a sweet and sour dressing.
Monkey Bar 
Summer Salads
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When you think of summer fruits, watermelon is definitely one to pop into your mind. This summer, Monkey Bar heroes the fruit with a Watermelon and Feta Escabeche salad. Looking vibrant in presentation, the bright red colour instantly leaves you salivating.  Shredded mixed lettuce, lightly pickled watermelon, feta crumble, roasted pepper and coriander and mixed together and dressed in a basil dressing is topped with edamame beans.
“Watermelon is classically paired with feta because of the sweet and salty balance achieved when the two ingredients are used together. We’ve added an element of slightly pickled watermelon and roasted peppers for the smokiness, and then the edamame to add a lovely texture. The addition of coriander and basil brings everything together to make this a wonderfully refreshing summer salad,” said Sumit Choudhary, Executive Chef, Monkey Bar.
 Ivoryy
Summer Salads
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With stunning outdoor setting, the encapsulating menu at Ivoryy captures the essence of global cuisine for the well-travelled palate. Their newest introduction is a summer special Apple and Beetroot Salad. A balance of crispy textures and flavours, it is the perfect amalgamation of thinly sliced beetroots, granny smith and red apples with roasted walnuts, arugula leaves and feta cheese. They top it off with lemon vinaigrette dressing and balsamic reduction to enhance the flavour.
Mumbai
Harvest Salad Co.
Summer Salads
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Looking for a light and healthy meal to beat the summer heat?  Harvest Salad Co. has introduced Gourmet Salads to fill you up! Celebrating the bountiful local fresh produce available in India, each salad champions fresh produce and ingredients. The Harvest Salad Co menu boasts a selection of fresh and hearty salads like Avo Crunch with a French Vinaigrette dressing. The must-try salads which can be enjoyed in both veg and non-veg options include the Seoul Salad and the Spanish Temple which offers a mix of Romaine Lettuce, Arugula, Orange, Parsley, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cucumber, Mushrooms, Pumpkin Seeds, Onion with a French Vinaigrette dressing to accompany it.

The Bombay Canteen 
Summer Salads
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The Bombay Canteen keeps it fresh, zesty, light and flavourful with a classic and familiar salad that celebrates the delicious and wholesomeness of Barley. A salad bowl that may seem simplistic, it offers a range of textures from soft barley, crunchy puffed grains to chilled creamy hung yoghurt dressing and a bursts of fresh with pomegranate that surprise you each time.
O Pedro
Summer Salads
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Channel your love for Buratta with a delicious salad at O Pedro. Tomatoes, smoked corn, spicy green tomato puree, melon seed granola – if you thought salads are boring, think again! Heroing the season’s best summer produce, this Burrata Salad brings together smoked corn, fresh heirloom tomatoes, crunchy melon seed granola, a silky green tomato puree and creamy artisanal burrata!
Loci and Toot 
Summer Salads
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Looking for a guilt-free and gluten-free salad option? Loci and Toot has the perfect option for you! Say hello to the Everyday Mediterranean Salad that tastes as delicious as it sounds. Presented on a hummus bed is maple glazed tofu, jaggery caramelised cherry tomato, romaine lettuce dressed with a red wine dressing.
The Banyan Tree Cafe
Summer Salads
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Salads are not always boring! The best thing about a summer salad is the way they hero fresh produce and vibrant colours. Embrace yourselves for salads that feel like a hug at The Banyan Tree Cafe. With a range of salad choices on their menu, we recommend trying the Good Vibes salad. A bowl of avocado, orange, radicchio, frisĂ©e and rocket leaves, tossed with a splash of lemon vinaigrette and studded with dried cranberries. If you’re a cheese lover, try the When in Italy salad that heroes Burrata or take a Trip to Chinatown with a punchy chicken salad featuring bok choy, carrot, onion, spring onion, cucumber and tomatoes, drizzled with a coriander root dressing and garnished with crushed peanuts.
Bastian 
Summer Salads
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Bastian offers the perfect summer salad packed with protein, Tuna Poke. A refreshing and filling summer meal, it includes creamy avocado, edamame cucumber, sesame and wasabi for the perfect flavours and textures to enhance the marinated tuna and salmon. So what are you waiting for? It’s time dig into a bowl of deliciousness!
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