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Blackbird Cafe’s salads are sure to leave you satisfied

Madison Dinga
By: Madison Dinga Last Updated: August 2, 2022

Whether you are a picky eater or you like 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, enjoy Blackbird’s wide variety of goods.

Blackbird is the perfect place for any time of day. They offer bakery items, various breakfast sandwiches, coffees, teas, salads, and soups. This also makes for the perfect place to go if you want to watch calories or add some.

While most people might just stop in and grab a sandwich or a quick coffee, they might overlook the great selection of salads that are offered at Blackbird. The salads offered are the Cherry Pecan Salad, the Harvest Salad, and the Cobb Salad.

While there are only three different types of salad on the menu, there is a long list of ways you can customize these salads! 

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 the upcoming fall season. 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.

Lastly, the Cobb Salad is the perfect salad 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.

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.

If you’re interested in grabbing one of these delicious salads, visit Blackbird Cafe at 114 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, or check out its website at: https://www.blackbirdvalpo.com.