The fresh flavors of summer are arriving early at Daphne’s as the company spotlights three salads with fruit accents, including last summer’s popular Chicken Strawberry Salad.

“Our salads are full of flavor and fresh ingredients, and offer a refreshing break from the typical and less healthful options on the scene today,” says Bill Trefethen, Daphne’s CEO.

“Particularly as the weather warms up, diners want to choose even lighter fare, but they shouldn’t have to compromise on great taste and flavor. Our salads, and other menu items, fill that void especially for today’s more active and health-minded lifestyles.”

The three summer salads include:

At fewer than 400 calories, the Mango Shrimp Salad ($9.29) features grilled shrimp, fresh hand-made mango salsa with a hint of smoky chipotle flavor, mixed greens, and feta cheese with a balsamic hummus dressing.

The new balsamic hummus dressing combines the traditional sesame, garbanzo bean, lemon and garlic flavors of hummus with a white balsamic vinegar for light, fresh taste. The salad is served with a choice of warm multi-grain or regular pita bread.

The Chicken Strawberry Salad ($8.29) features Daphne’s marinated roasted chicken and fresh sliced strawberries atop a bed of mixed greens with candied walnuts, dried cranberries, and feta cheese and is tossed with a tangy balsamic hummus dressing. This salad is 640 calories and is served with a choice of warm multi-grain or regular pita bread.

The Chicken Spinach Apple Salad ($9.29) features roasted chicken, juicy red apples, fresh spinach, and candied walnuts tossed with Gorgonzola vinaigrette and topped with dried cranberries and Gorgonzola cheese. 

Daphne’s Gorgonzola vinaigrette is a zesty fusion of Greek and Italian flavors including apple cider vinegar, olive oil, lemon, garlic and oregano with the creamy taste of Gorgonzola.

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