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Published on September 13th, 2012 | by TLV News


Seven Sensational Salads to Order in Oxford, Mississippi


Ajax Diner:

  • Ajax Salad

This one-of-a-kind salad is a must-try for those who love smoked fish. Mixed greens come topped with a heap of smoked catfish, toasted pecans, black-eyed peas, and corn, with a nice addition of tangy blue cheese to bring it all together. Try it with the homemade Creole Mustard Vinaigrette.


  • Spinach Steak Salad

It’s no secret that at least one TLV staffer is completely addicted to this salad. It’s one perfect meal for anyone on a low-carb or Primal/Paleo diet. Fresh Green Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, Caramelized Onions and Portabellas are topped off with a generous portion of perfectly-grilled filet and blue cheese. For only $10, this salad packs a ton of good protein with zero guilt.

  • Bouré Salad

Boure may be known for their burgers and chic upstairs patio, but another fantastic choice is the Bouré Salad. Romaine, Red Onions, Cherry Tomatoes, Walnuts, and Blue Cheese are topped with succulent Herb-Roasted Shrimp, and that most necessary of all crunchy goodness – Bacon! The Citrus-Vinaigrette supplies just the right balance to the tart cheese. Another TLV favorite.

El Milagro:

  • Fajita Taco Salad

This South-of-the-Border ensalada selection is served up in a crunchy, fried flour tortilla shell. A generous portion of Chicken or Beef, grilled fajita-style, is layered with Lettuce, Tomatoes, homemade Guacamole, Beans, and Sour Cream. For only $7.25, this salad should satisfy your tummy and your budget.

Proud Larrys’:

  • Blackened Tuna Caesar Salad

The classic Caesar Salad is made even better when you pile on rare seared Yellowfin Tuna. The fish is blackened just right and adds a protein punch to the simple Caesar formula of Romaine lettuce, Parmesan Cheese, and homemade Croutons.

Rib Cage:

  • Pig Salad  

How can you not love a dish called the “Pig Salad”? Rib Cage is famous for their killer BBQ, but we’ve always known that they have one of the best salads in town. You get a generous portion of fresh Spring Mix with Shredded Cheeses, Pickles, Peppers, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and your choice of any of thier delicious smoked meats (we love the Pulled Pork, hence “Pig” salad, but you can also try Turkey, Chicken, or Tenderloin). Hint: their house dressing is an outrageously yummy mix of Ranch and Honey Mustard.

Volta Taverna:

  • Traditional Salad

The TLV staffers live ridiculously close to Volta. Its proximity isn’t the only reason we return again and again for food—it’s mostly because their food is damned delicious. One of our favorite orders is the Traditional (Greek) Salad. Mixed Greens are garnished by plentiful portions of Kalamata Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Red Onions are supplemented in the protein department by Feta. Served with your choice of dressing—one of our staffers swears by a mixture of homemade Creamy Feta and Greek Vinaigrette. You can add any of their meats—our favorites are Lamb & Beef Gyro Meat or Lemon Chicken.


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