Any vacation at the Walt Disney Resort involves lots of dining opportunities including some truly indulgent and decadent meals and treats that Guests might not normally enjoy while at home. With all of those heavy meals and bites, Guests might find themselves looking for healthier alternatives such as salads.
Luckily, the Walt Disney World Resort features some incredible salad options with a wide array of flavors and ingredients, all delicious and satisfying to Guests. While they might not be as indulgent as a chocolate treat, steak, or burger, these salads are so packed with flavor and filling, yet healthy, ingredients that Guests won’t be missing the more caloric or indulgent options.
Whether a Guest is trying to follow a healthy diet or simply detox from too many Mickey bars, these salads all provide a great opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy a healthier meal that is still filling and satisfying. Let’s check out some of the best salads to enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Our Famous Cobb Salad – The Hollywood Brown Derby
One of the first salads that many Guests think of in regards to all of the Walt Disney World Resort is a famous one found at The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The wonderful table service restaurant invites Guests to step back in time and celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood with deco-inspired décor and a menu of American classics.
Our Famous Cobb Salad is served for lunch and dinner at The Hollywood Brown Derby and features spit-roasted turkey, bacon, egg, tomatoes, blue cheese, avocado, and classic dressing for the perfect version of the classic. Guests also have the option of adding chicken or shrimp for an additional fee to make the salad even more filling.
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Mixed Greens Salad – ‘Ohana
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is home to some of the most popular dining locations at the Walt Disney World Resort including ‘Ohana, a family-style restaurant that serves up traditional American breakfasts and Polynesian-inspired dinners. Dinner is truly an all-you-can-eat affair at ‘Ohana, and the salad featured is so simple, yet delicious that Guests love it.
The Mixed Greens Salad found at ‘Ohana for dinner features a bed of mixed greens topped with a citrus vinaigrette that is both creamy and zippy thanks to the citrus. An added element of sweetness comes from fresh wedges of papaya and orange taking this salad to another level in flavor and texture.
Strawberry Salad – Citricos
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to Citricos, a table service restaurant open only for dinner each day that welcomes Guests into an upscale and Victorian interior inspired by Mary Poppins. The menu at Citricos features American cuisine infused with flavors from the Mediterranean, and Guests are sure to love the intense flavors and calming atmosphere.
The Strawberry Salad on the menu at Citricos is the perfect example of how several ingredients can be used to take something from simple to extraordinary. Beginning with a base of frisee lettuce, the salad is topped with strawberries, chamomile-infused goat cheese, bacon vinaigrette, and spiced sunflower seeds for the perfect blend of crunchiness, creaminess, smokiness, and spice.
Endive and Pear Salad – Narcoossee’s
Also found at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is another table service restaurant that offers up fresh seafood favorites for dinner each night with beautiful views of Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom. Narcoossee’s is a wonderful location that features a menu of coastal favorites and fresh seafood that Guests can enjoy in a bright and airy dining room while gazing out at the water below.
The dinner menu at Narcoossee’s features many indulgent options as well as one delicious salad that is both healthy and satisfying. The Endive and Pear Salad tops fresh endive with gorgonzola cheese, candied walnuts, and maple-tarragon vinaigrette for the perfect combination of creamy and tangy cheese, crunchy and sweet nuts, and crisp pear slices.
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Grilled Portobello Salad – Geyser Point Bar & Grill
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is nestled on the shores of Bay Lake and welcomes Guests to enjoy Geyser Point Bar & Grill, a quick service lounge location that features a rustic open air bar overlooking the water and nearby pool area. The menu at Geyser Point Bar & Grill features delicious specialty cocktails and hearty entrée options as well as a healthy and filling salad that Guests will love.
The Grilled Portobello Salad features a bed of multigrain topped with zucchini, roasted red peppers, squash, and onions making it really satisfying with so many perfectly cooked vegetables. The whole salad is then topped with a creamy and tangy goat cheese dressing that adds a little indulgence to an overall healthy and light meal.
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Baked Goat Cheese Salad – Chefs de France
Goat cheese helps to elevate another salad found over in the France Pavilion of EPCOT’s World Showcase. Chefs de France is a table service restaurant that welcomes Guests to dine on lunch and dinner in a charming French bistro that overlooks the pathways of the pavilion with the World Showcase Lagoon in the distance.
The menu at Chefs de France features traditional French cuisine and flavors that are sure to transport Guests to the streets of Paris and there is a wonderful salad option for those who are looking for a lighter alternative. The Baked Goat Cheese Salad tops spring mix with walnuts, grapes, tomatoes, endives, vinaigrette, and a decent portion of baked goat cheese for a warm and creamy element to tie it all together.
Space Greens – Space 220 Restaurant
One of the newest dining locations in EPCOT is Space 220 Restaurant in the World Discovery neighborhood right next to Mission: SPACE. The unique restaurant launches Guests two hundred and twenty miles above Earth on a special elevator to enjoy lunch and dinner amongst the stars.
While enjoying their contemporary American cuisine, Guests can gaze out massive windows that offer stunning views of the Earth below as well as various space shuttles and astronauts gliding by. Meals at Space 220 Restaurant feature a prix-fix menu and one of the appetizer, or “Lift-Oft,” options that Guests are sure to love is the Space Greens Salad which artfully tops bibb lettuce with dried cranberries, roasted pears, spiced pecans, and apple cider dressing.
Chop Chop Chicken Salad – Yak & Yeti Restaurant
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to the wonderful Yak & Yeti Restaurant which features a rich backstory and theming that perfectly accompanies the extensive pan-Asian menu. The table service restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and welcomes Guests into a two-story home that a local has transformed into a restaurant for travelers who pass through.
While enjoying the immersive décor which is filled with art work an items from Southeast Asia, Guests can dine on the Chop Chop Chicken Salad, a hearty yet light option that is sure to satisfy with every bite. The salad begins with a bed of chopped romaine lettuce and red Napa cabbage that is topped with carrots, marinated grilled chicken, sesame dressing, and crispy wontons for the perfect combination of flavors and textures with every single bite.
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The Wedge – The Boathouse
Moving on to Disney Springs, there are endless dining options for Guests to enjoy, with everything from quick-service meals to signature dining available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Boathouse is a Guest favorite as it features wonderful brunch, lunch, and dinner menus that focus on surf and turf favorites with fresh seafood and indulgent steaks.
While enjoying the nautical atmosphere with beautiful views of Lake Buena Vista, Guests can also enjoy a delicious salad from The Boathouse’s menu. The Wedge is an updated take on a classic salad and features a large wedge of iceberg lettuce with grape tomatoes, red onions, blue cheese dressing, and chopped bacon.
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Harbour Island Tropical – Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas
Disney Springs is home to an often overlooked table service restaurant that serves up wonderful flavors from the Americas on an extensive menu. Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas is open daily for lunch and dinner and features bright and diverse flavors from various regions across the Americas that Guests can enjoy while looking out at Lake Buena Vista.
Guests who are dining at Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas and looking for a bright a healthy salad can enjoy an option that features tropical flavors and ingredients inspired by South America. The Harbour Island Tropical Salad tops a bed of greens with fresh pineapple, crumbled bacon, and toasted coconut and then drizzles on a fruity and creamy pineapple vinaigrette to tie the unique plate all together.
Fried Chicken Salad – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
Another very popular table service restaurant in Disney Springs is Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ where Guests can dine on Southern classics and comfort food in an industrial, yet cozy atmosphere. The restaurant is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, and the main star of the menu is Chef Art Smith’s famous fried chicken which can also be enjoyed in a lighter salad.
The Fried Chicken Salad at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ is definitely not the healthiest salad around, but it is the best way to enjoy the famous fried chicken while also keeping it a little light. The salad tops mixed greens with the crispy fried chicken and piles on pecan-smoked bacon, eggs, heirloom cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, icebox dressing, cheddar biscuit croutons, and fresh herbs for a truly indulgent option that Guests won’t want to miss.
Citrus Salmon Salad – Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
Guests who are looking to enjoy some live entertainment while dining on delicious menu options are sure to love Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in The Landing area of Disney Springs. The table service restaurant is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner and serves up traditional Irish pub fare that Guests can dine on while watching live entertainment including Irish step dancers and musicians.
The menu at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant features extensive choices, many with humorous names, and one salad option is a healthy and hearty way to enjoy a meal at the location. The Citrus Salmon Salad features a large portion of North Atlantic salmon on a bed of mixed greens topped with charred pickled pearl onions, smoked almonds, carrots, and a citrus dressing for a filling and flavorful option at any meal.