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Satisfying Summer Salads

Salads can be quite refreshing, especially in the summer, when the weather’s warm. They don’t require much preparation, and are usually a healthier option in comparison to others. This summer, keep cool with these delicious summer salad recipes.

Chicken Salad

This recipe calls for a simple mix of chicken, celery, water chestnuts, cranberries, garlic salt, and mayo. Contrasting textures and flavors, plus easy preparation, make this an ideal meal. Enjoy it as a salad or throw it between two pieces of your favorite bread.

Mint Tea Salad

This salad recipe includes a homemade, mint tea salad dressing that you can easily make in a mason jar. Mix your lettuce, pears, pecans, and feta cheese together, and then dress your salad to your discretion – Easy and refreshing on a hot summer day.

Italian Chopped Salad

Everyone loves a good Italian chopped salad, but you’ve probably never had one like this before. The unexpected addition of chopped pistachios is a yummy surprise.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Who said salads have to have leafy greens? This delicious Mediterranean Quinoa salad uses quinoa (and brown rice if you’d like) as a base, and can be served immediately, or refrigerated to let the flavors develop.

Doritos Taco Salad

This Taco Salad recipe will likely awaken some childhood nostalgia. Who didn’t grow up snacking on Doritos? Much like a traditional taco salad, but swapping tortilla chips for Doritos, enjoy this salad while reminiscing about simpler times.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Best served after refrigerated, this Loaded Baked potato salad only uses six ingredients plus seasonings. Make a large batch and enjoy it all week!

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

This recipe calls for roasted root vegetables, including potatoes, carrots, parsnips, beets, onions and garlic. After roasting and slightly cooling them, mix in arugula and your vinaigrette, and voila!

Hankering for a salad now? So are we. Try these recipes at home, or visit Your Neighborhood Deli in Pomona. Build your own salad or choose from our Greek cucumber salad, Lentil salad, Potato salad, and more.

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Sandwich & Salad Trends 2015

In case you missed it, the Food Channel released their top 10 sandwich and salad trends for this year. While some seem familiar, others may be foreign to you. We’ll go over these trends and what you need to know about them.

Cheese: The Softer Side

It seems we’re moving from hard deli cheeses to the soft ones like fontina, burrata, brie, or gruyere. We’re already seeing feta on salads, so the experimentation with textures and flavors will continue to expand.

Dress Up Your Dressings

Condiments and dressings are getting a makeover. Whether it’s infused flavors to create a new experience, or chunky additions to add unlikely texture, new sauces and dips are sprouting up everywhere. Dried fruits and spices are also being added to highlight and bring out different flavors.

Seafood As Protein

You will notice a boom in soft-shell crab, lobster, white fish, and “trash fish” such as tilapia. We will likely find these incorporated into both sandwiches and salads.

Veggie Infusions

Rather than saving them for side dishes, our veggies are infiltrating our favorite meals. For example, cauliflower can be a carb replacement, making its way into breads, pizza crusts, and even a healthy alternative to mashed potatoes.

Grain Salads

The grains can be mixed into greens, or on its own (ex. Tabbouleh, which is bulgur wheat). We’ve seen a lot of quinoa, but ancient grains like freekeh, spelt, and chia are gaining traction and making their way to menus near you.

Salted Breads

Many are starting to shy away from white bread, as pretzel bread, brioche, and Hawaiian rolls gain popularity. Also coveted is homemade breads and banana flour for the gluten-free folks.

Dip It, Dip It Good

The “dressing on the side” trend is reaching new levels. Using melted cheese, jams, or even apple sauce as sandwich and salad dippers sounds a bit taboo, but can prove to be rather delightful.

Global Flavors

We’re seeing much more influence from around the world. Think about the Korean taco, and how it went from food truck fare to mainstream, or how the banh mi has evolved. Be on the lookout for doner kebabs, cemitas, and more.

Burn, Baby, Burn!

Wilted salads are seared or charred on a hot skillet. This brings a different texture and flavor to your usual salad. For sandwiches, a crunchy, toasted, and even a little burnt bread is a desired texture.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – Any Time

Want a salad for breakfast? You’ve got it! This idea isn’t really new (how many times have you had breakfast for dinner, or vice versa?), but more restaurants are blurring the lines between offering foods at certain times.

Have you noticed any new food trends this year? What are your favorites? Share them with us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

Visit Your Neighborhood Deli in Pomona for the best sandwiches, salads, desserts, and specialty sodas. We’re open Monday-Friday 10:30am-7:30pm and Saturdays 10:30am-4:30pm.

Celebrate National Salad Month With Our Pasta Salad

Best Salads In Pomona, CAAs National Salad Month rolls on, we take a look at our yummy Pasta Salad. Made fresh in house and served cold, our pasta salad goes well with our yummy sandwiches and is great for catering orders, too.

With summer around the corner, pasta salad is quite refreshing and a crowd favorite. Typically, pasta salads are usually served chilled and made with one of more types of pastas, tossed in a vinegar, oil, or mayonnaise-based dressing. Other ingredients may be added, based on region, availability, preference, and are usually up to the discretion of the chef.

For our pasta salad, we use bowtie pasta mixed with Boar’s Head meat and cheese. We only use the finest and freshest ingredients available to us, and allowing for amazing flavor in every bite.

After cooking and cooling our bowtie pasta, we mix it with chopped red bell peppers, cheese, ham or salami, basil and lemon. But what makes our pasta salad stand out among others is our house made Italian dressing. We have our own special recipe which delivers authentic Italian flavors. A light drizzle is just the right amount to keep our pasta salad light yet flavorful.

After tossing all the ingredients together, our pasta salad is kept cold and ready for serving. Visit your neighborhood deli to enjoy our pasta salad today! Upgrade your sandwich to a meal to add a side of our pasta salad and a fountain drink. If you’re interested in catering, please give us a call at 909-596-5225.

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