5 Favorite Cold Weather Salads!

The New Year is right around the corner and indulgence of heavy comfort dishes is abound.  Soon it will be time to get back on track with healthy eating.  Lloyd’s has the perfect options to get you there.  Let’s take a closer look at 5 favorite cold weather salads to get you in tip top shape.

Mix up your lunch game with these delicious salads at Lloyd’s!

#1-Salt Roasted Beets salad with whipped goat cheese, baby arugula, crushed pistachios, balsamic vinaigrette.  Tangy with creamy and crunchy texture, the beet salad is full of essential vitamins.  The whipped goat cheese paired with the leafy arugula and crushed pistachios creates a satisfying mouthfeel.  This salad is a great dish that celebrates winter’s harvest!

Did you know?

When harvested, the entire plant of the beet is edible, from the tips of its leaves, down to the long pointed roots.

#2-Seared Tuna Nicoise with romaine/iceberg lettuce, red potatoes, grape tomatoes, green beans, green peppers, kalamata olives, hard boiled eggs, red onions, herbed croutons, Italian vinaigrette.  High in protein and filled with vegetables, the seared tuna Nicoise at Lloyd’s is zesty and filling.   

Did you know?

There are 8 species of tuna: Albacore-Atlantic Bluefin-Bigeye-Blackfin-Longtail-Pacific Bluefin-Longtail-Yellowfin.

#3-Poke-Choose between Atlantic salmon or marinated Ahi tuna, edamame, scallions, avocado, sesame seeds, shredded carrots, radish, cucumber, white rice, seaweed salad, sriracha aioli sauce.  If you are looking for more of an exotic option for lunch-the poke is perfect.  Fresh caught Ahi tuna is paired with edamame and avocado filled with protein, fiber, and antioxidants.  No need to look any further, this dish is a great choice all year long. 

Did you know?

Poke is a diced raw fish served as either an appetizer or main course and is a main dish of the Native Hawaiian cuisine. 

#4-Vietnamese Crunch Salad with red/green cabbage, romaine, quinoa, tomato, pineapple, red/green bell peppers, cashews, Thai basil, cilantro, mint, spicy lemongrass vinaigrette with grilled chicken.  Quinoa is quite the addition to this cold weather salad adding a bit of crunch and ton of flavorful nutrition.  Kick off the New Year with no regrets with this salad option at Lloyd’s.

Did you know?

Quinoa is not a grain but actually the edible seeds of a flower. 

#5-Maryland crab, Georges Bank scallops, Gulf white shrimp, romaine/iceberg lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, bell peppers, corn/black bean relish, hard-boiled egg, and lemon dill dressing.  Seafood lovers dig into this bountiful salad with a variety of ocean fresh shellfish.  The addition of the hard-boiled egg and zesty lemon dill dressing add a bold and complex layer to this delicious favorite.

Did you know?

Gulf shrimp are in season year round-the peak season is from May-September.  They are also low in calories and high in protein. 

There are too many cold weather salad options at Lloyd’s Chicago to list.  No need to stress out looking for healthy options during the New Year-Lloyd’s Chicago has you covered.  Join us whether it is for a casual business lunch, after work cocktails at the bar, or an evening out in downtown Chicago for delicious and hearty American comfort food.  Lloyd’s Chicago is across from the Lyric Opera house and just a few blocks from Union Station, we also offer complimentary parking after 3:30 pm in 1 S. Wacker parking garage when dining with us.