Summer Salads Our Dietitians are Digging

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Summer Salads Our Dietitians are Digging

Longer days, warmer weather (mixed in with the fog) and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are just a few great things about summer here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although it might not always feel like summer (thanks to the fog!), you’re sure to see an abundance of seasonal produce at your local farmers markets and as part of Zesty’s lunch catering program. Some of our restaurant partners even feature special seasonal summer menu items such as watermelon salad for this time of year. Here are a few of our favorite summer salads and why we love them:

Alex RothwellAlex: Vive la Tarte’s DIY Chicken or Smashed Avocado Salads // They do an incredibly beautiful spread of well-sourced and flavorful ingredients. The addition of homemade sourdough bread makes for the ultimate crowd-pleaser at any office lunch.


Heather Pavlik

Heather: Pizzeria Delfina’s Little Gem Salad // I’m digging Delfina’s little gem lettuce salad lately. I love how bright it is with the radishes, avocado, pistachios, and green goddess dressing. It’s the perfect compliment to their indulgent Sunday Super Lasagna. And finally, a green goddess dressing without cilantro! My soapy taste buds are oh so happy.

Sonja GoedkoopSonja: Fleur de Sel’s Heirloom Tomato Salad // This salad is made with flavorful arugula and incorporates seasonal, juicy heirloom tomatoes and fresh corn. The homemade lemon parsley dressing adds a nice zesty addition to this simple but refreshing salad.


Kelsey Gonzalez

Kelsey: Uva Enoteca’s Chopped Salad // It’s fresh, colorful and can be a light office meal on a hot day. The chickpeas mixed into the assorted vegetables make this salad a bit more filling than your typical mixed green salad and I love the option to add provolone cheese on top!


Look for seasonal produce to spruce up your plate this summer and give your traditional office lunch a colorful kick! Seasonal produce tends to be richer in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, not to mention more affordable. Eating seasonally also helps support local farmers. Here are a few fruits and vegetables that are in season from June – August:

Summer Salads Our Dietitians are Digging

How are you adding more seasonal produce onto your plate this summer?

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Kelsey Gonzalez
Kelsey is a Registered Dietitian (RD) at Zesty and has been working in the health and nutrition field for over seven years. She earned her bachelor of science degree from San Diego State University and completed a dietetic internship shortly thereafter at Utah State University. Kelsey has experience in many areas of nutrition including long term care, foodservice, and individual counseling. She enjoys working with clients to improve their knowledge about food and nutrition and to help them reach their health goals. Kelsey is a former athlete and ran her first half marathon (Nike Women's half, San Francisco) in October 2014. In her spare time, she loves to take her dog to the beach and hike in the hills of Marin.

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