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Lettuce Surprise You With Favorite SoWal Salads

August 3, 2015 by Sarah Robertson

It's summer in SoWal and the livin' is easy. But it’s really hot! So hot that sometimes my appetite is lazy and only something cool and crisp sounds tempting. Luckily, SoWal eateries offer great salads brimming with juicy and delicious ingredients that help me beat the heat. Here’s our staff's latest SoWal List full of of crave-worthy salads in South Walton. Enjoy! 

723 Whiskey Bravo

Whether you choose to “chillax” inside or catch the salty breeze on the rooftop, 723 Whiskey Bravo has some really creative salad options. Take their Thai Shrimp Pasta Salad. They start with sweet Gulf shrimp marinated in a Thai-spiced soy sauce and cold Japanese soba noodles. The salad is then dressed with a Thai peanut sauce and sitting atop greens, shredded carrots, sprouts, and scallions. Lastly, it is garnished with herbs like fresh cilantro and basil and finished with nutty sesame seeds. This salad is filling and flavorful and will become a fast favorite. Seagrove


The Red Bar

Everyone knows The Red Bar is THE place for a cold beer, a terrific cocktail, some killer live music, and a top-notch burger. But they also serve up a super tasty salad at lunchtime. The Smoked Tuna Salad is a fresh green salad is topped with perfect smoked tuna dip. It is a hearty serving and can easily be shared as a starter. Grayton Beach


On the “Misbehave” side of George’s menu is the Sesame Crab and Avocado Salad. I don’t know about you, but I think ordering a salad made with local greens, heart healthy avocados, and fresh crab sounds pretty much like behaving. This beauty is dressed with Asian vinaigrette and is as delicate and lovely as they come. Alys Beach   


Summer Kitchen Squared

Welcome to Rosemary Beach! You can’t deny the wonderfully balanced fresh flavors of the Tropical Salad at Summer Kitchen Squared. Crisp, vibrant baby spinach and arugula are topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, berries, caramelized grilled pineapple, creamy goat cheese and tossed in their house made Strawberry Balsamic dressing. Want some protein? Add grilled chicken, a burger, shrimp, Gulf fresh fish, Ahi tuna or even lobster! Rosemary Beach


Chanticleer Eatery 

Once you try the Southern Summer Salad at Chanticleer Eatery you may become a lost cause. Let me clarify: I have never been able to cross their doorstep again without ordering it. Mixed greens are dotted with fresh, juicy fruit like mandarin orange slices, strawberries, blueberries, and apples. Next the savory components are added: red onions and gorgonzola cheese. And last but not least it is topped with crunchy candied pecans. This is like a healthy salad met a dessert and they fell in love. Grayton Beach



Sample these suggestions and let us know what you think. And remember, these aren’t the only South Walton restaurants to offer stellar salads. Check out our SoWal Dining Guide for even more ideas! Let us know your favorites - they just might make our next SoWal List!


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After years of May and October visits to South Walton, Sarah Murphy Robertson and her husband and young son made the leap to become locals in March 2011. Along with long lazy days spent beachside, Sarah also loves watching documentaries, voracious reading, spinning a witty pun, and homemade bread just out of the oven.

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