Making Friends with Salad

Who says you can’t make friends with salad? Here in Ontario, salads have the ability to reflect our seasons and showcase some of the best local ingredients they have to offer. They don’t have to be just sides, or just for the vegetarian at the table. Salads are for everyone!

We challenge you to move beyond the classic Caesar, or garden salad. Try something with heritage grains in it, or even local fruit. Hit up a year-round farmers market, and build a salad around whatever you happen to find there.

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So get tossing, Ontario! Get out there and make some friends with salad. Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up a couple of awesome salads from our Feast ON chefs to inspire you:

Schofields Bistro : Mixed Grain Salad
Mixture of selected ancient grains, chick peas, diced bell peppers, diced cucumber, shredded heirloom carrots, drunken cranberries and spiced pumpkin seeds with the 
choice of their house-made vinaigrettes. 

The Combine : Farmhouse Salad
VG country ham, Avonlea cheddar, Honeycrisp apple, toasted walnuts + hard boiled egg, maple balsamic vinaigrette.

SixThirtyNine : Heirloom Beet Salad
Poached apples, duck prosciutto, smoked walnuts, brie, arugula, maple vidal reduction, walnut oil.

Vertical Restaurant : Winter Salad
Heirloom carrot & parsnip, field greens, carrot & ginger purA�e, maple dressing.

Cafe Belong : St. Lawrence Salad
Greens, grains, nuts, fruit and cheese, with browned butter vinaigrette. How divine!

The Blue Elephant : Warm Shiitake Mushroom Salad
Garden greens, including tomatoes, and cucumber. Topped with succulent local shiitake mushrooms, pine nuts and leeks sautA�ed in our special herb dressing. Want the recipe? Find it here!

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