I love a good salad. This time of year, I’d rather have salad with a refreshing glass of iced tea than spend hours in the kitchen. I love a good refreshing salad that tickles my taste buds, especially if I’m not the one doing the chopping of the veggies! Wednesday, I was invited for a taste of the Boudin SF spring salad collection with a few local San Diego bloggers, at the Balboa Mesa location in San Diego. There are three new spring salads being offered by Boudin SF and they are sure to satisfy! The best part? Each of these generous portions of salad heaven come in under $10.00.
My favorite salad was, without a doubt, the Lemony Couscous ($9.59). It had so many delicious textures and tastes that were perfect combinations. It is a vegetarian option, which is great! At the same time, you can add some of their tasty grilled chicken to it as well. It has: Israeli Couscous, garbanzo beans, diced cucumbers, grape tomatoes, Kalamata olives, roasted red bell pepper, feta cheese, drizzled with creamy lemon dressing. (435 cal, excludes dressing). Oh, Lemony Couscous! You could really split this salad with someone and be satisfied. All of the salads come with Boudin’s famous bread. You had me at lemon dressing!
My second favorite was the Chicken Banh Mi (9.59 ). If you’ve never tried all the amazing things that Banh Mi has to offer, it is time to give this salad a try! The first time I tried Banh Mi, was a sandwich from a food truck in Downtown San Diego and it was love, for sure! This salad made me fall in love all over again! The Boudin SF Banh Mi salad contains sesame oil Mixed greens, Soba noodles, all natural diced chicken, fresh cilantro, cucumber, red bell pepper, pickled carrots, red onion, and jalapeño peppers tossed in sesame ginger vinaigrette. (463 cal, excludes dressing). Soba noodles with jalapeño? Yes, please!
I really like the Chicken Kale Salad ($8.59)! While it didn’t top my list, it still is quite a contender! Kale is all the rage right now with foodies everywhere. There are those that love it and those that don’t think they do, will be completely won over with this salad! It has amazing flavor! The flavors balance each other very well. The kale has an almost sweet flavor and has just the right pizzazz! The salad contains: Chiffonade Tuscan kale and romaine lettuce, all natural diced chicken, grated Parmesan cheese, creamy Caesar dressing, topped with sourdough garlic crisps. (309 cal, excludes sourdough crisps and dressing).
I love what the good folks at Boudin SF do. They have been a favorite of mine since I worked at a major department store at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, when I was a graduate student. I loved to have lunch at Boudin on my lunch break. I love that they source local and organic ingredients at all their locations, whenever possible. They like to reward their guests’ loyalty and offer a loyalty program that offers perks and rewards.
The three fantastic salads are available in stores throughout California, from March 25th through June 2015. For a Boudin SF location nearest you, consult their website. You can also contact the good people at Boudin SF on Twitter @boudinbakery or on Facebook.