Full Article: http://www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/houstons-best-salads-summer-2017-9594851
“I’ve been craving something green and delicious,” wrote my friend in a message requesting salad recommendations. Despite my general penchant for green and delicious things, I found myself stumped after recommending my beloved standby, Local Foods (the vegan Caesar is life-changing; the market vegetable salad is less novel but no less delectable). Where were all the good salads in Houston hiding? After just a little exploration, a wealth of green and delicious salads unearthed themselves from local restaurants. Bookmark these for refreshing summer eats.
The Kristalla from Osso & Kristalla: Even if you don’t like kale, the Kristalla may convert you based on the pure beauty of the stiff purple-green kale leaves that form the base of this salad. Studded with just enough juicy apple slices, salty, crisp chunks of pancetta, roasty pine nuts, and creamy ricotta that hides at the base of the salad, the flavors meld together under the expert touch of a light, perfectly acidic preserved lemon dressing. Add a protein like chicken, beef, shrimp or salmon for $6 for a delicious and well-balanced summer meal.