Spring is around the corner. I know, it’s hard to believe right now, but it is!
And to celebrate we are releasing two new spring limited time offer. They are low carb, gluten-free, grain-free and can be either dairy-free or vegan. Whatever has ailed you this blustery winter, these power-packed, vitamin fuelled salads will vigorously help power you into sunnier days! Have you heard of the Blue Zones? There are only five in the world!
These places have become the beacon of health and well-being. Naturally, one of them is in Greece. So it makes sense for us to take you on a journey with us to the small rocky island that is lapped by the aquamarine waters of the Aegean sea. Ikaria, home to some of the worlds oldest and almost entirely disease-free people.
Ikarian culture values tradition, family, friends, wine and a Mediterranean diet, rich in fresh vegetables, fruit, legumes, and balanced with seeds, grains, protein and olive oil. They slow down, spend time laughing with friends, tend to gardens and rest when they need to.
The air is clean and warm, as it would seem, are the people. It is here, in this isolated location that we found inspiration for our newest spring offering :
The New Ikarian Seasonal Salad
It is bursting with goodness and flavour, each bite full of sunshine and health. We toss the satisfying texture of cauliflower rice with softly roasted pumpkin, zucchini and sweet banana peppers along with the fresh spring pop of summery cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives and fresh herbs.
Our new Ikaria inspired salad is bursting with goodness and flavour. The satisfying texture of the cauliflower rice is tossed with the softly roasted pumpkin, zucchini and sweet banana peppers along with the fresh pop of summery cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives and fresh herbs. The salad is then delicately flavoured with cumin, fennel, oregano and finished with the delightful nutty crunch of pumpkin seeds and a dash of extra virgin olive oil.
The New Keto Bowl
We have taken this incredibly nutritious salad and created a second seasonal salad bowl in the form of a keto bowl. Keto. You may be thinking mythical, greek goddess of terrifying sea creatures, but fear not, we are referring to the natural goodness and health benefits of a ketogenic diet.
The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet. It lowers blood sugar and insulin levels and shifts the body’s metabolism away from carbs and towards fat and ketones. Mediterranean eating habits reflect these same dietary beliefs. They are a trusted ingredient in the recipe for a long life.
We have been working passionately alongside our chefs to create a beautiful spring salad bowl that you can tailor to your tastebuds. We start with a combination of two salads. First of all, our deliciously crisp slaw made up of finely shaved cabbage and chopped fresh herbs.
We then add in our brand new Ikaria Salad, inspired by the island of the same name that is considered one of only five blue zones in the world. Cauliflower rice with softly roasted pumpkin, zucchini and sweet banana peppers makes up the incredible texture of this salad, along with the fresh spring pop of summery cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives and fresh herbs. The salad is then delicately flavoured with cumin, fennel and oregano and finished with the delightful nutty crunch of pumpkin seeds and a lick of olive oil.
And finally, the salad is topped with your choice of succulent meats from the spit, chicken, lamb or pork, or some delicious grilled halloumi from Cyprus.
At Zeus Street Greek, we drench our food philosophy in the values that are at the core of a long, happy life.
#welcomehome is at the heart of our belief that all our restaurants should feel like a haven. We at Zeus Street Greek play the essential role of welcoming you into our home and sharing our table with you as we would our own family.
We also make sure to source the freshest produce for you from growers who, like us, value quality, sustainability and integrity. We only do honest and clean food at Zeus, hence our promise of #foodhonestly.
We invite you to read more about our philosophy online. So come in soon and treat yourself to a delicious Ikaria Salad or a Keto Salad Bowl (just not the scary sea goddess kind).