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Today’s a steamy, salad-for-lunch (or dinner) kind of day, and we’re not talking about hitting the wilty bar in the basement of your office building. It’s easier being green when the salads are fabulous--and here are ten of the best ones in town.

Salads 1 Presidio

Grain Salad at Presidio

Could a healthy meal be any more gorgeous? This salad is made with organic farro, roasted zucchini, Kohlrabi dandelion greens, sugar snap peas, goat cheese and Green Goddess dressing. ($12)

1749 N. Damen Ave.; 773-697-3315 or presidiochicago.com

Salads 2 Unite

Watermelon Salad at Unite Urban Grill

This is summer on a plate: a slab of seedless watermelon topped with peppery arugula, red onions, heirloom tomatoes, feta cheese and mint, then drizzled with aged balsamic.

1450 W. Chicago Ave.; 312-455-8900 or uniteurbangrill.com

Salads 3 Piccolo

Fava Salad at Piccolo Sogno Due

This Italian spot’s Fava Insalata is pure simplicity--just buttery, sweet fava beans, bracing Pecorino cheese and olive oil. ($12)

340 N. Clark St.; 312-822-0077 or piccolosognodue.com

Salads 4 Little Goat

Chickpea Salad at Little Goat

We may never order another dish on the menu at this West Loop spot again, now that we’re hooked on this combo of kale, chopped veggies, creamy Montamore cheese, cool tzatziki sauce and Chee vinaigrette. ($14)

820 W. Randolph St.; 312-888-3455 or littlegoatchicago.com

Salads 5 Lush

Shrimp Salad at Lush Wine & Spirits

Wield your fork delicately when digging into this composition of shrimp, crisp cabbage and creamy avocado dressing served in a martini glass. ($13)

Locations in Roscoe Village, University Village and West Town; lushwineandspirits.com

Salads 6 Fred s

Mark’s Madison Avenue at Fred’s

This over-the-top chopped salad has 17 ingredients, including enough Italian tuna for every bite. There are also chopped greens, white beans, green beans, lentils, diced beets, tomatoes and slices of red and yellow pepper, among other things. ($23)

15 E. Oak St.; 312-587-1700 or barneys.com

Salads 8 Ada St

Little Gem at Ada St.

Ada St.’s pretty plate of lettuce is topped with pungent Point Reyes Bay blue cheese, fresh strawberries, pickled shallots and crispy serrano ham. ($18)

1664 N. Ada St.; 773-697-7069 or adastreetchicago.com

Salads 9 Freshii

Market Salad at Freshii

Inspired by a trip to a summer farmers’ market, this salad packs a nutritional punch with quinoa, avocado, beet slaw, shredded apple, shredded carrot and cranberries on top of field greens and spinach with homemade honey Dijon dressing. ($8)

Multiple Chicago-area locations; freshii.com

Salads 10 Tortoise

Salmon Salad at Tortoise Club

Hoisin-grilled salmon is served with a leafy pile of romaine lettuce, crisp cucumbers, five-spice house-roasted peanuts and a light ginger-soy vinaigrette. ($20)

350 N. State St.; 312-755-1700 or tortoiseclub.com

Salads 11 LYFE

Quinoa Crunch Salad at LYFE Kitchen

This summery bowl is filled with quinoa tabbouleh, fresh crunchy vegetables, avocado, arugula and edamame, plus a dollop of hummus and drizzles of chipotle vinaigrette and hot sauce for a little kick. ($9)

419 N. Clark St.; 312-836-5933 or lyfekitchen.com

Salads 12 Fig

Riviera Salad at Fig & Olive

This seafood-laden beauty is a bright combo of tiger shrimp and salmon, shaved fennel, arugula, avocado and scallions with citrus-and-cilantro olive-oil dressing. It’s served with toast and ricotta. ($22)

104 E. Oak St.; 312-445-0060 or figandolive.com

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