Top Five Salads in Miami: Fried Green Tomatoes, Garden Lettuce, Liquid Mozzarella and More

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Fried green tomato salad at Whisk Gourmet Food & Catering
There are three kinds of salad-eaters: those constant devotees who will eat any type of greenery, as long it includes some sort of refreshing vegetation; those who will force down salads quickly and out of obligation; and those who nudge lettuce to the extremity of their plates, never to be poked, touched or ingested.

But then there are salads that are so good, so fulfilling that they capture the interest of even the shyest of eaters. Think creamy, salty cheese -- like thin shavings of pecorino Toscano -- paired with ripe slices of juicy local fruit and a pile of fresh, organic crunchy greens. These salads pair freshness with vibrant flavors and textures.

What follows is a round-up of our five favorite salads in Miami. These were selected because they are fairly priced, interesting and delicious. And, of course, because they would certainly please non-salad-eaters and eaters alike.

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Farmers Salad at Yardbird
5. Farmers Salad at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar - $9
We know that this salad at Yardbird isn't exactly groundbreaking. It pairs fresh vegetables -- which change seasonally -- with a local hard boiled egg from Lake Meadow Naturals. On occasion, this salad includes a mixture of baby greens with charred corn, sliced red onion and a slice of toast. But what truly makes it a winner is its smoked Vidalia onion vinaigrette, which is a harmonious balance of sweet and tart flavors. That and the fact that it's only $9.

Location Info

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Mandolin Aegean Bistro

4312 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Bazaar by Jose Andres

1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Whisk Gourmet Food & Catering

7382 SW 56th Ave., South Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


3881 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Absolutely disgusting. None of these are fit for a DOG to eat!

Heike Tiegen
Heike Tiegen

I think La sandwicherie has the best salads!


Make your own salad at Pizza Rustica spanks any of these salads and its only $6 for a serving that feeds 2 easily!

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