Summer in Charleston, SC is definitely meant to be taken lightly! The heat and humidity beckon for light clothing, light attitudes and sometimes light fine dining. Amen Street Fish & Raw bar has the perfect Summer Salads to help keep you cool and refreshed.
If you are thinking salad is boring or just a filler before a meal, think again. There is nothing better than a salad that surprises you by creatively popping with full flavor. Fresh and crisp, a truly great salad can be satisfying by itself or can set the stage for a dinner entrée. At Amen Street, we like to offer traditional dishes and twists on tradition in everything we offer…and our salads are no different!
One of our most requested salads, if not the most popular, is our Berries Salad. Perfectly sweet and satisfying, this salad is deliciously blended with mixed greens, seasonal berries, Charleston Bloomy-Rind cheese and spiced pecans then tossed with a champagne vinaigrette. Pair it with a white wine such as our Cedric le Blanc for a light meal that isn’t light on flavor.
Since we are talking fruit, we can’t forget the quintessential summer fruit – the tomato! When its hot and balmy outside, a fresh tomato salad is just the ticket. Ripe and juicy, tomatoes have their finest moments during the summer season. While tomatoes often take a quiet back seat while sharing space on an entrée plate, they are actually quite worthy of a starring role. Our delightfully refreshing Marinated Tomatoes Salad is served with hearts of palm, herbs and gorgonzola. Simple perfection.
Without a doubt, the go-to salad is the ever popular Caesar Salad. You simply can’t go wrong with the fabulous combination of romaine hearts, shaved parmesan, white anchovy and Caesar dressing. Freshness is the key with a great Caesar Salad and Amen Street’s version has it in spades.
Our Mixed Green Salad has a Southern twist with its spiced pecans, julienne vegetables and white balsamic vinaigrette. It would be a fantastic choice before a fresh seafood or our Petit Filet of Beef entrée.
We encourage you to take our salads and add your own personal flair. Any of our salads can include fried oysters or shrimp, a crab cake or grilled fresh fish.
Come in from the Charleston Summer heat and cool off with a refreshing beverage and a fabulous salad. We certainly wouldn’t be surprised if you uttered an “Amen” after taking your first bite!