Crispy Artichoke Salad
Red leaf and romaine lettuce, fresh basil, green onion, roasted red pepper, cucumber, crumbled goat cheese, Niçoise olives, our hand-squeezed Lemon Vinaigrette, and lightly fried artichoke hearts with housemade basil pesto make up the bold flavors of our Crispy Artichoke Salad.
I love this salad! Goat cheese, red peppers, Lemon Vinaigrette (yes, it is fresh-squeezed lemon juice), and the Niçoise olives make this the perfect combination of flavors. I love goat cheese but it can quickly overpower a dish if you don’t balance it with other bold flavors. Sometimes I don’t want meat on my salad, but do like to bite into something every now and then. To accomplish that, I breaded artichokes hearts and gently fried them, placed them on top and finished this “Bad A– salad” with a handmade basil pesto. I have a hard time not ordering this salad every time and once you try it, think you’ll agree with me.