Say what you will about the oppressive Houston heat--our greenhouse-like atmosphere makes for some great summer growing.
Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, corn, beans, melons and various greens are in abundance, while traditionally fall crops like squash, brussels sprouts, grapes figs are starting to ripen and find their way onto restaurant menus.
Because of the heat outside and the multitude of fresh fruits and vegetables as we transition from summer to fall, the next couple of months are ideal for salads. Many restaurants are introducing new dishes to their repertoires to take advantage of the fresh produce, so there's no shortage of options for local, healthy cuisine. With all the varieties available in Houston, it's hard to get bored, even if you aren't a salad person.
Here are some of the best summer salads we've found in town. Catch them while you can!