National built-to-order salad kitchen Salata has reintroduced two popular fruit toppings: watermelon and blueberries. The two seasonal toppings are available at all of Salata’s 85-plus locations nationwide now through September 27.
The addition of watermelon and blueberries provides Salata guests even more ways to customize their salads and wraps. At Salata, guests can choose from five salad bases, more than 50 toppings, and 10 house-made, gluten-free dressings to create meals without restrictions to meet their own definitions of healthy.
“When guests walk up to our line, we encourage them to salad how they feel and explore through food and flavors whatever they are feeling in that moment,” says Michelle Bythewood, Salata’s president. “Fresh watermelon and blueberries give guests more options to do this, particularly if they are feeling adventurous or want to sweeten their creation, all while enjoying the nutritional benefits of the fruits.”
Watermelon is rich in vitamins A and C, which supports healthy skin and hair, can help lower blood pressure and serves as an anti-inflammatory. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, low in calories and can help maintain brain function and improve memory.
While there is no menu at Salata and guests are in charge of their creations, Salata has a few recipe inspirations for guests who may want help incorporating these seasonal toppings:
Top a bed of Salata mix (cabbage, spring mix and romaine) with cucumber, jicama, cilantro, jalapenos, feta cheese, watermelon, oil and vinegar, herb-marinated shrimp and almonds
Try a combination of spinach and kale with radish, broccoli, jicama, pea sprouts, blueberries, house-made ginger lime vinaigrette, pumpkin seeds and baked croutons
Dress up a bed of spinach with strawberries, blue cheese, dried cranberries, blueberries, watermelon, house-made fresh herb vinaigrette, pit-smoked turkey and avocado