Last Monday I found myself on my own for dinner and decided to treat myself by ordering in. I’m a pretty good cook, so I wanted to try something new that I would never make in my own kitchen at home. After scanning the local vendors I quickly made my decision.
From the moment I searched and found the Salad Farm, I liked it. They pride themselves on their fresh and delicious ingredients, and it shows. They have many salad selections, but also offered paninis and topped baked potatoes. Nothing is prepared beforehand, everything is made to order.
I ordered the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad with Ponzu Dressing. When I picked up the salad, it was beautiful. I know the look of something shouldn’t affect your opinion, only how it tastes, but I can’t help it. When I see beautiful food, I think it tastes so much better! The one thing that surprised me was the sliced half of an avocado. I don’t normally think of avocado and Japanese food going together (I don’t know why. Avocado goes with everything, right?), but it totally worked. The dressing had a very strong flavor, but when combined with the tuna and avocado, it became toned down and every bite was flavorful and creamy.
I had never had Ponzu dressing before and was excited to find out what it was. In case you’re excited as well, I looked it up and found out it’s a citrus-based dressing, commonly used in Japanese cuisine. Salad Farm’s version had a stronger garlic flavor than citrus, but it worked extremely well for this dish.
A great testament to the Salad Farm’s desire for freshness came as I was leaving with my beautiful Ahi salad. Wafting out of the kitchen came the sweet smell of fresh ears of corn being roasted on the grill. It’s an ingredient in a few of their other salads and it smelled wonderful! I will definitely be enjoying a salad topped with some of that next time I order.
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Ashley Howe is a food enthusiast, a clean-eating blogger and a full-time chef to two little ones. When not experimenting in the kitchen, Ashley likes to seek out new foods and ways to make eating deliciously fun and accessible to everyone. You can find her recipes and tips atAshleyRightNow.wordpress.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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