New research indicates that salads might be edible. Scientists at the completely not-made-up Center for Putting Things in Our Mouths said the leafy greens could conceivably be eaten.
In some cases, test subjects even enjoyed dining on salads, said totally real researcher Dr. Mandible Munchenchewer. This opens up entirely new avenues of edible science.
Get in on the experiment with one of these delicious salads.
2409 N. Hudson Ave.
Customer: Waiter? Could you explain this salad to me? The lettuce looks really thick, and Im not sure what those tiny bean-looking things are.
Waiter: Sir, that lettuce is actually avocado, and those beans are red quinoa, which is a low-carb source of protein. Theres also fresh pico de gallo, creamy goat cheese, slivered almonds and a garlic vinaigrette. Would you like something else instead?
Customer (shovels salad into mouth): Naw thanss. Iss pretty goo.
Flips Wine Bar & Trattoria
5801 N. Western Ave.
The part of Popeye cartoons that never made sense was why he always ate canned spinach to gain strength. Its like he never tried Flips Wine Bar & Trattoria for the Omega 3 Antioxidant Power Salad. It includes fresh baby spinach for fighting Bluto and tasty blueberries and tomatoes, heart-healthy avocado, red onions, toasted walnuts, pine nuts and pistachios with a gorgeously grilled salmon fillet in honey sesame dressing that even Olive Oyl would love.
Gor? Ramen + Izakaya
1634 N. Blackwelder Ave., Suite 102
Brussels sprouts are wearing you down. Years after reruns of 1960s and 70s comedies convinced Americans that the vegetable was the grossest thing ever, these tiny cabbages are back in a big way. It turns out the original instructions (boil) were wrong. Now, Gor?s capable chefs make them crave-worthy, especially in their salad of fried Brussels sprouts, roasted beets and pickled Fresno peppers. Boom. You just became a Brussels sprouts fan.
4910 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Jamils Steakhouse likely isnt the first place you consider when someone says, Lets have salad for dinner! But did you know every Jamils dinner entree comes with the restaurants house-made tabbouleh salad filled with parsley, fresh tomatoes, onions and cracked wheat in a scrumptious vinaigrette? Yeah, have a salad for dinner. It comes with a delicious side of steak.
Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails
132 W. Main St., Norman
In a salad landscape that is always pushing the boundaries of what can be considered a salad, its nice to return to the relatively simple confines of the steakhouse staple Caesar salad. Head over to Normans Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails for a Sriracha Caesar salad. The salad dressing is sweet and spicy, and house-made croutons put the bagged kind to shame. For a little added green, Scratch even tosses in some asparagus. Youre welcome.
221 N. Central Ave.
Customer: Waiter? I ordered a quinoa salad. Wheres the avocado?
Waiter: You have us confused with the restaurant in the first panel. Slaughters Halls quinoa salad includes handfuls of hearty baby kale, spiced pecans, red onions, oranges and citrus vinaigrette. The spiced pecans are sweet little bursts of happiness. Should I bring you a different salad?
Customer (licks dressing off the plate): Im fine.
The Wedge Pizzeria
4709 N. Western Ave.
Aha! If you havent taken the opportunity presented on the previous page to go eat a Brussels sprouts salad, The Wedge Pizzeria ups the ante. If you order now, you get shaved Brussels sprouts, toasted pine nuts, flavor-packed sun-dried tomatoes and a fresh herb vinaigrette. Dig in and what this? Pancetta! Its bacons fancy, worldly cousin from Italy.