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It’s a new year – and many people are looking forward to beginning 2010 with light, healthy meals. With that in mind, I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorite SOHO salads in this post (and, don’t forget about the Salmon Thai, always a tasty – and healthy – option).

One of my go-to lunches is the Chinese Chicken Salad – a grilled chicken breast over baby greens, napa cabbage, carrots, and plenty of peppers served with a seasame vinaigrette.


SOHO diners consistently rave about the Maple Grilled Salmon Salad – a maple glazed salmon fillet over field greens, served with sweet potato chips and a key lime vinaigrette.

Finally, you can’t go wrong with the classic Caprese Salad – SOHO’s features house-made mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, basil oil and a balsamic vinegar reduction.


If you’re preparing lunch or dinner at home, here’s a great recipe to try (the citrus flavors might even remind you of warmer days).


Citrus Salad (serves 4)

(from the Food Network / Rachel Ray)



2 hearts romaine lettuce

2 cups jarred citrus salad of orange and grapefruit sections, drained

2 tablespoons marmalade

2 tablespoons white wine or cider vinegar

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons chopped or snipped chives



Chop lettuce. Arrange lettuce on platter and top with pieces of grapefruit and orange. Combine marmalade with 2 splashes of vinegar and stream in extra-virgin olive oil. Pour dressing over the salad and season with salt and pepper. Garnish platter with chopped or snipped chives