For anyone who has ever eaten at Russell House’s ground floor eatery you’ve most definitely walked past Garden Toss. In a hub of the orgy that is greasy goodness, it’s always harder to pick a healthy salad over pastas and Chinese food. Thanks to the Garden Gods, there are ways you can customize your salad that, while it may cost a dollar or two more than meal plan, can completely transform a bland, unexciting pile of rabbit food into a totally epic, completely healthy tower of awesomeness. Two words: Fruit Stand.


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1 large salad


Romaine lettuce
raspberry vinaigrette
1 orange
1 grapefruit


1. Order romaine lettuce

2. Get one scoop of raspberry vinaigrette (2 if you’re feeling extra saucy)

3. Go ahead and grab that complimentary breadstick and drink

4. Choose a ripe orange and a grapefruit from the fruit stand

5. After paying for your meal, peel and section your two fruits


photo by Haley Durham


6. Toss your salad with the newly added fruits


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