Healthy Spring Salads

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Venture into Manhattan and enjoy these fresh salads from top chefs

Down-town vegan salad at Fred’s

As Long Islanders, we get to enjoy four beautiful seasons, especially spring and summer. Since we have access to such great outdoor amenities, how about taking a trip into the city on a warm spring day? Stroll along Chelsea Piers, take in a view of the Hudson or explore Central Park and work up an appetite. Visit these hotshots for a deliciously fresh salad that is sure to pack a punch and fill you up for lunch.

Freds at Barneys Downtown

101 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10011

Fish Salad at Freds

Do some shopping and then pop into executive chef Mark Strausman’s upscale eatery. Offering up a Montauk Deconstructed Fish Taco Salad with chopped Gotham greens with pickled red cabbage, corn, black beans, avocado and homemade corn chips, tossed with cilantro lime dressing and topped with spiced local white fish and crema, it’s the perfect California meets Mexican salad you’re looking for.

Another healthy choice is the Down-town Vegan Salad, which combines heirloom dried cranberries, beans, cubed apples, garbanzos and black quinoa with brunoise of carrot, celery, onion and raw massaged kale. This salad is tossed with blood orange and mustard dressing and topped with chopped avocado, and whether you are vegan or not, it is sure to please.

Scarpetta

88 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016

Chilled Lobster Salad at Scarpetta

Scarpetta executive chef Jorge Espinoza works wonders with salads. Perfect for spring and summer, Scarpetta’s Chilled Lobster Salad features a bright selection of peas, fava beans, charred asparagus and tarragon. Green goods all around.

The Lamb’s Club

132 W 44th St.
New York, NY 10036

Cold Poached Yellowfin Tuna Salad at The Lambs Club

One of Geoffrey Zakarian’s many restaurants, The Lamb’s Club is an art-deco styled establishment and the food doesn’t disappoint. Try the Cold Poached Yellowfin Tuna Salad, which features a soft poached egg with a mustard-olive oil vinaigrette.

Whatever the reason, it’s salad season so enjoy a bowl of the garden’s best variety in Manhattan this spring.

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Jennifer Fauci is the managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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