After a morning of shopping at the premium outlet mall in Hawaii my family was looking for a place to get a quick lunch. We drove by Aloha Salads the day before and decided to stop by and try it. It is quite tiny inside and is located inside of a strip mall. They use all local ingredients and they have tons of different local in season fruit toppings.
I chose the large one island ahi salad ($11). This salad was made with mixed greens and came with fresh ahi tuna, mangos, strawberries, shredded coconut, avocado, and green onions with a mango vinaigrette . They didn’t have any mango because they weren’t in season so I substituted fresh papaya for it instead. You can choose if you want your tuna seared, medium, or well done. I chose medium and the tuna was very moist and had a flavourful blackened seasoning on it. All of the fruits were juicy and ripe and the lettuce was crunchy and fresh. The mango vinaigrette was quite mild but had a subtly sweet light mango flavour.
When you order a salad you also get half a slice of pita bread to go with it. The pita bread was okay but nothing special.
I’m not normally a big salad eater but I enjoyed Aloha Salads. It is a great place to stop by for a quick and fresh tasting lunch and they have lots of unique toppings and dressings that they are anything but boring. The fresh local fruit is what really makes these salads delicious so I would recommend maximizing the fruit toppings.
You can ask to have your salads tossed and they will mix everything up for you.
Yes, for a quick healthy lunch.