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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Published November 3rd 2013

You don't have to go Paleo to be on the hunt for a fine salad.

Summer beckons and with it thoughts of an oasis of crisp, leafy greens and accompaniments.

But a fine salad has be be more than iceberg lettuce, bits of carrot and tomato swimming in glugs of mayo.

My hairdresser tells me she takes hard boiled eggs to work and then grabs a bag of Asian salad green from the supermarket and then compiles a meal back at work. This seems a great way to save money, but most of us aren't quite that organised.

I was in the city recently on a Sunday and my favourite coffee/ lunch place, The Moat ( under the State Library) was closed.

Hunger drove me to a nearby chain -- Grill'd Hamburgers.

I scanned the burger and chips menu with impending doom as I have been trying to eat healthier lately -- thankfully then I spied the salads.

I chose the one shown in the picture above which had mesculin lettuce and a scattering of black and white quinoa. It was topped with dobs of goat cheese, pieces of thin freshly grilled chicken and almond flakes. Contrasting this snowy white cheese were vivid-red pomegranate seeds and then the whole colourful amassment was dressed with a raspberry vinegar and poppy seed dressing. ($13.50)

Yes, it was as yummy as it looks.

Other people swear by the salads at Three fold at 381 Flinders Lane where you can buy a selection of salads. (Two salads cost $14 and three $19.)

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Threefold actually do a threefold coleslaw with cabbage apple and chili, roasted pumpkin salad with a dukkha crust, soya glazed aubergine and chestnut salad with mushroom and a chilli dressing and even a spiced quince, roasted almonds, sweet onions sage and machego cheese salad.

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So help us out here. Where can you get great salads in the city and what's in them that might make someone on the hunt for a great salad check them out?
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Drain 1 tin of Unsweetened Pineapple Pieces REALLY WELL.
Add 1 cup Dessicated Coconut and toss gently.

Drink Pineapple Juice with Gin & Soda Water with Lemon or Lime Twist!
by fluffynut (score: 2|917) 2149 days ago
130 little Collins or 555 Bourke St
Awesome salad bar with toppings of your choice & fresh themed salads on offer daily. They also serve baked potatoes or soup & all come with sides of fresh bread. The salads are a meal you get to design! Plentiful and delicious, catering to all dietary needs! Choice of dressings are all delicious and you can eat in at one of their communal tables or take your creation away to eat back at your desk.
by itsab (score: 0|9) 2197 days ago
Salad bars for weekdays lunch: The Attic on Bourke Street. The Tuck Shop at NAB ground floor, Bourke Street.
by bbmac (score: 0|8) 2188 days ago
Sumo Salad in the Frankston Shopping centre up the top on the new level near Myer. Can eat in the Food Hall or take it home. Really healthy choices.
by joan_ (score: 1|12) 2154 days ago

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