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Delicious Salads that will keep you Bathing Suit Ready at Agave's


We might be best known for our happy hour specials, original mixed drinks, and tasty sauces. But, for those watching their wasteline, what if we told you all of your favorite drinks and Agave's own marinades could be paired with a great-tasting salad? Discover how Agave's makes it is possible for salads to be full of flavor and still fall into your diet "eat this" category with these menu options.

  • Snack or Appetizer, This Is Tasty!
    Our Shrimp Coctail is the way we like to kick off a diet. The key to this flavorful concoction is our secret recipe sauce. It might just be good enough to make you forget about all those tortillas and chips you are trying so hard to not see on your friend's plate. Picture our sauce at the bottom, and now add those large plump juicy shrimp along the top. Wait, don't eat it all yet! You need our fresh pico de gallo and avocado chunks for the finishing touches.

    For the seafood connoisseurs, here is a helpful menu hint.  If you order the Campechana, we know that's code for "add some octopus". Don't knock it till you try it! Yum!
  • Chicken Or Steak, It's All Good Here!
    Believe us when we say we get how hard it is to avoid wrapping your salad in a taco shell or tortilla. So, that's why we created salads that can be topped with our marinated meats.  This way, you keep the flavor you crave.

    Try our Grilled Chicken Salad that comes with lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheese. Consistently, poultry is ranked as one of the healthiest meats availble. Unless they are vegetarians or vegans, most weight-conscious guests at Agave's have a fairly large crush on our chicken and we wouldn't have it any other way!

    In the mood for some extra iron? Our Steak Salad is in another league when you add our seasoned New York Strip steak to your salad blended with romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, black olives, black beans, baby corn, avocado slices, red bell peppers, pepperoncini, jicama (Mexican turnip), and choice of feta cheese or queso fresco (Mexican cheese). Is your mouth watering yet? 

  • Bring On More Seafood...
    Did you know tuna and salmon are excellent sources of protein for your waisteline? To enhance your salad experience, we suggest you start with our Agave-Style Salad with romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, black olives, black beans, baby corn, avocado slices, red bell peppers, pepperoncini, jicama , and your choice of feta cheese or queso fresco. Now, ask our chef to add tuna, salmon or shrimp on top to make this already great-tasting salad a healthy seafood masterpiece!

  • Our Version Of A Beach Salad
    Fresh fruit, tangy cranberries, and zesty cheese.  Sweet pecans, that's a good salad! If you want to eat a salad that reminds you of the Florida orange groves and those precious umbrella drinks, this is it.  Our Primavera Salad combines romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, orange, apple, jicama, cranberries, pineapple, carmalized pecans, avocado slices, and your choice of feta cheese or queso fresco. You can even add grilled chicken, steak or shrimp, though this is plenty tasty on its own. 

  • Cheat Day Salads
    Alright, so there might be a few things on the salad menu for those fabulous cheat days too. Great examples are the crispy taco shell salad bowls.  You are probably familiar with a traditional taco salad. Our Fajita Salad is packed with your choice of grilled chicken or steak sauteed with onions and bell peppers, lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese.  It is topped with sour cream and guacamole. While this salad may not be Keto-friendly, it is definitely one we recommend trying when you can!

    Another taco shell salad we think deserves some recognition is our Shrimp Salad.  We like this salad because it has seasoned shrimp sauteed with onions and tomatoes. Can you smell that wonderful aroma? Now, add the lettuce and tomato, and top it all with parmesan cheese. That's right! We broke tradition just a tiny bit to add parmesan for a twist of flavor that we think actually works quite well.

At Agave, we suggest diets and healthy lifestyles do not have to mean boring, bland and blah! In addition to our numerous choices of meat and veggie-loaded dishes, we also offer a wide variety of salads that pack all the things your taste buds want without all the stuff you are trying to avoid. Try a different one for lunch each day, coupled with a one of our fajita platters sans the rice for dinner each night. You could even make Mondays "shrimp day" or Tuesdays "chicken day". The key to being successful with any lifestyle change is to have fun with it! Even with a cheat day here or there, with a variety of fun foods, you will be ready for that close up in no time.