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Try These 5 Seriously Outrageous "Salads" in Houston

If your salad is topped with more than one kind of fried thing, loaded up with ranch and cheese, and is served with a piece of carb that is pretty much larger than the salad itself, it's pretty safe to say you're not reeeallyyy eating a salad. But that doesn't mean it's not delicious! Here are five outrageous "salads" that truly push the limits on the term "salad":

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Burger Bowl Where to get it: BRC Gastropub, 519 Shepherd

Ever really want to smash a burger but force yourself to get a salad instead? Meet BRC's Burger Bowl ($16), a salad-ish dish that is only salad-ish because everything comes piled on top of a sledge of iceberg lettuce. That's right: This "Garden" entrée is topped with a juicy burger, french fries, jalapeños, avocado, ranch dressing, two fried eggs, cherry tomato, red onion and QUESO. Yes, we said QUESO. We also said FRIES, but we didn't capitalize it so you may have missed it.

Fried Chicken & Champagne Salad Where to get it: Max's Wine Dive, multiple locations

Let's be clear: A salad with chunks of thick and crispy battered and deep-fried chicken breast that gets smothered in a champagne dressing is most definitely the kind of salad we want to eat. And did we mention the blue cheese, tomatoes, hard-boiled egg and apple-wood smoked bacon that also sit atop the romaine? Get it for $15 and be proud of yourself for "eating light."

Surf and Turf Salad Where to get it: Que Huong, 11201 Bellaire

Rare steak, plump shrimp and crispy fried shrimp "chips" make the goi bo tom rau muong salad ($17) at this authentic Vietnamese spot a winner. Sure, there's watercress, raw veggies and a bright fish sauce underneath, but the "surf and turf" toppers totally make you forget you're eating a salad.

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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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