Blackbird Cafe’s salads are sure to leave you satisfied

Blackbird Cafe’s salads are sure to leave you satisfied

Whether you’re a picky eater or a fan of a little bit of everything, Blackbird Cafe is the place for you. Located in downtown Valparaiso, Blackbird is the perfect place to stop in and connect with friends--while you sit back and relax, you can enjoy a unique variety of goods.

Blackbird is the perfect place for any time of day. The cafe offers a plethora of bakery items, various breakfast sandwiches, coffees, teas, salads, and soups. This makes Blackbird a great choice whether you want to watch calories or add some.

Most people might just stop in to grab a sandwich or a quick coffee, but Blackbird’s remarkable selection of salads should not be overlooked. Blackbird currently offers the Cherry Pecan Salad, the Harvest Salad, the Cobb Salad, and, Blackbird’s newest creation, the Green Goddess Salad.

While there are only 4 different types of salad on the menu, you can customize these salads in countless ways! 

The Cherry Pecan Salad normally comes with mixed greens, dried cherries, balsamic glazed pecans, avocado, goat cheese, hard-boiled egg, and shaved red onion with raspberry vinaigrette. However, if you are vegan you can take off the goat cheese and hard-boiled egg so you can try this out! On the other hand, you could add meat if you have no dietary restrictions.

Next, the Harvest Salad is perfect for fall lovers. This salad contains mixed greens, avocado, apples, walnuts, cranberries, roasted butternut squash, and gorgonzola with balsamic vinaigrette. Again, this salad can easily become vegan with the removal of the gorgonzola cheese. It is already vegetarian, but you can opt for meat if you prefer.

The Cobb Salad is a great option for meat eaters. This salad features mixed greens with grape tomatoes, a hard-boiled egg, avocado, gorgonzola, bacon, and Blackbird’s homemade balsamic glazed pecans with balsamic vinaigrette. While this salad features a few things that make it non-vegan and non-vegetarian, they can be easily substituted or removed completely to satisfy anyone’s needs.

Lastly, the Green Goddess Salad is an excellent choice for anyone looking to add a bit of freshness to their day. The salad is packed with revitalizing ingredients: power greens, Kalamata olives, red pears, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, and a delicious homemade Green Goddess dressing. Like all of Blackbird’s salad selections, this option can be customized to your heart’s content. 

Aubrey Thomson, the Senior Editor at GreatNews.Life, explains that one of her favorite meals at Blackbird is the Cherry Pecan Salad.

“I have tried all their salads, and the Cherry Pecan Salad is definitely my favorite! It is in my top three go-to meals from Blackbird. When I saw the Cherry Pecan Salad, I knew I liked all the ingredients, but I didn’t know how they would taste together. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how well they complimented each other,” Thomson said.

“While a lot of the elements of the salad are sweet, between the cranberries and the raspberry vinaigrette, there are notes that cut that sweetness, such as the avocado and the hard-boiled egg. It is a well-balanced dish, and the serving size is big enough that it always leaves me feeling satisfied,” Thomson said.

So, don’t be shy and come give one of Blackbird’s salads a try. To learn more about Blackbird’s fantastic menu visit Blackbird Cafe at 114 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, or check out its website at: