Salata - The Next Generation Salad Bar (Giveaway)

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By now you probably can guess that I love to go out to eat, but finding healthy food options (especially  for a quick bite) can sometimes be challenging.

One of my favorite places? Salata.

So when Salata, The Next Generation Salad Bar, recently sent me a gift card to have lunch on them and gave me another one to give away to a, lucky Still Living The Dream reader, I was beyond thrilled. They have a lot of exciting things going on including summer promotions, new locations and new menu items.

I love that Salata doesn’t charge by the weight. You just go down the line and tell them to add whatever you want… they offer unlimited toppings at one set price of $8. But it’s the type of toppings they offer that keep me coming back.

With nearly 50 ingredient options, there is something for everyone.


Here’s how I built my salad yesterday:

  1. grapes
  2. strawberries
  3. carrots
  4. black beans
  5. cilantro
  6. cucumbers

For just a small amount more ($2 for chicken and $3 for seafood) you can add protein. I added crab meat and topped my salad with fat-free mango dressing (YUM!) and baked pita chips.

Nutrition info (Weight Watchers Points Plus):

Salata’s 10 dressings, all made in-house, are gluten-free. While they are all delicious - they range in calories/fat content. The best options if you are watching your intake? Fat-free Mango and Fat-free Sun-Dried Tomato. Both are delicious but you’ve got to try the fat-free mango…my absolute favorite which is (wait for it) 0 WW points plus! (based on a 1 ounce serving which is 1 ladle at the restaurant) it gives your salad a light but flavorful punch.

Worth the splurge - Chipotle Ranch…not too bad for 3 PP. Delicious but higher in calories/fat - Balsamic Vinaigrette (4 PP) and Lemon Vinaigrette (4 PP).

For the adventurous types, Salata will mix dressings. Fun combos include Ginger-lime and Chipotle Ranch and Mango and Chipotle Ranch.

Salata also offers broccoli, tomato basil and tortilla soups and tortilla wraps and has great homemade tea and lemon-aid flavors.

salata teas

Summer Tea Promotion:

Speaking of tea and lemon-aid, from now until July 31, guests who purchase a half-gallon tea or lemonade variety will receive one free, reusable Salata tumbler – limit one tumbler per purchase per visit while supplies last!

The house-made teas and lemonades are available in premium flavors like peach lemonade and green tea lemonade, or plum cinnamon tea and the portable jugs are available for $8.00 at any Salata location that serves its signature teas and lemonades. To find the Salata nearest you, visit

Houston-area Peeps: A New Salata Restaurant Location!

Salata, a Houston-based salad-bar restaurant, has more than 30 corporate-owned and franchise locations in Texas and Southern California and has signed agreements to open 40 more by 2016. They are opening their 34th restaurant (19th in Houston) tomorrow, Thursday, June 19th in River Oaks (1440 W. Grey St.). Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the first 34 guests to dine will receive a free salad or salad wrap and signature drink of their choice!

A Giveaway!

Can’t make it to the Houston River Oaks restaurant for the grand opening and still want  to try Salata for free? One lucky Still Living The Dream reader will get a $15.00 gift card to check-out Salata’s greatness first-hand. Just leave a comment below telling me what ingredients you love in a salad. Easy-peasy! I’ll select a winner at random on Monday, June 23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

I was given a gift card to enjoy lunch at Salata. No other compensation was received and all thoughts and opinions are my own!



  1. 1
    Kara janda says:

    Banana peppers
    Black beans

  2. 2
    Jen says:

    Must have sweet baby tomatoes in my salad!

  3. 3
    Shelly says:

    Avocado, spinach,kale,cucumber,carrot,peppers, yummy

  4. 4
    Brenda T. says:

    We love Salata—so many delicious options there! I like to have lettuce and spinach with a variety of veggies like tomato, mushroom, bell peppers and also black beans and feta cheese with some grilled chicken on top. Yum!

  5. 5
    Bobbi says:

    Hi Jenn,
    I came across your blog while hunting for the calorie count for Chick fil a salads. My mom grew up in upstate NY, and we lived there for a couple years when I was a kid, and we also moved to Houston in 1977…small world. My mom grew up in Little Falls, and we lived in Waterville. Anyhow, I just wanted to say hi.

    • 5.1
      Jennifer Patrick says:

      Wow - really small world! Do you miss the east coast? I really do this time of the year!

  6. 6
    Erin B says:

    I love strawberries, avocado, mango, hard boiled egg, apple slices, and roasted vegetables on my salads!

  7. 7
    Kathy Penney @ Penney Lane Kitchen says:

    I love Blue Cheese, Pasta, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Walnuts. Basically an anti salad I guess. :-)

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    Kirsten Oliphant says:

    Yum! I love piling mine high with things like olives and nuts on top of spinach and greens. Plus cheese. I try to add tons of flavor so when it comes to dressing, I don’t need any!

  9. 9
    Kirsten Oliphant says:

    I try to pile mine high with things like olives, cheese, nuts, and anything that gives flavor so I can avoid dressing altogether. Yum!

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    Kelly says:

    Love a classic cobb - greens, avocado, boiled egg…

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    shelleyb says:

    I love nuts and strawberries on my salad.

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