30 Days, 30 Salads: Day 6
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Salad: Tuscany Cafe Caprese Salad
Calories: Approx. 480
Verdict: I say approximately because that's what it clocked in at after sorting the ingredients through the handy-dandy nutrition counter. This is the first time I had checked out a Tuscany Cafe, which you see peppered throughout the city beautiful. It's a mild-mannered, unassuming little italian eatery where you can get your pizza or pasta-on at lunch time. The salads looked good (there was a green bean and red pepper salad that look particularly "interessante") but since there's no nutritional info on the chain's website, and they looked suspiciously gleamy, I'll probably steer clear for now.
Tuscany's Caprese was good in that milky cheese, refreshing veggies way that Caprese salad is always good in. I've been steering clear of larger cheese servings recently, so this felt like a treat. The balsamic vinaigrette was just heavy enough that the teeny bit I smeared on from my fork went a long way. I wouldn't recommend dumping the whole cup onto your salad though, unless you want to add on needless calories. And honestly, with the soft, creamy goodness of the buffalo mozzarella in there, who needs that.
All that being said, the salad was a better good enough. If I want Caprese salad I'll probably get it from there again, but It's not the kind of thing I see myself dreaming of. Now that bean dish from that Armenian place a few days back...