It’s no surprise that San Diego is a top destination for vacations and sun-soaked living, boasting laid-back California style, enviable weather most of the year and a long list of tempting restaurants that transform food into something magic. Karl Strauss Brewing Company is one of these San Diego restaurants. Inspired by the West Coast and San Diego style, Karl Strauss Brewing Company serves up laid back craft beer and food that has earned it a great reputation and loyal following.
With locally grown and sustainable ingredients, unique dishes designed to pair with house brews and dietitian-recommended menu choices like these, it’s easy to see why Karl Strauss Brewing Company continues to shine like the Southern California sun. Locals and visitors alike keep coming back for more and it’s not hard to see why.
Tabouli & Melon Salad
A cool salad that’s anything but run-of-the-mill. Organic spring mix, crumbled goat cheese, melon, strawberries, toasted almonds and whole-wheat tabouli are masterfully mixed with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, mint, and raspberry-hazelnut vinaigrette for a savory sweet and nutritious choice. Can you imagine a tastier way to eat your veggies and whole grains? To keep this a Healthy Dining choice, be sure to request less goat cheese (3/4 oz.) and dressing on the side. Each tablespoon of dressing will add 70 calories, 7 g fat and 30 mg sodium.
El Jardin Veggie Burger
This elevated choice is bar food beyond! A veggie black bean patty is topped with grilled zucchini, avocado, roasted red peppers, pea shoots, tomato and onion and then served with a Little Gem wedge, tomatoes, radish, and toasted almonds to make this a meaty plant-based option with lean protein and veggies. Request no cheese or chili aioli and dressing on the side. Each tablespoon of Ranch dressing will add 60 calories, 6 g fat and 100 mg sodium to your meal.
Grilled Fish Tacos
San Diego is the home of fish tacos! Not really, but pretty close. These grilled fish tacos at Karl Strauss are made with spice-rubbed tilapia, mango fire-roasted salsa, cilantro, chipotle sour cream, and are served with black beans and long grain rice making them the perfect blend of flavors and nutritious foods. Healthy Dining’s dietitians recommend requesting no cheddar or cotija cheeses, and less Chipotle Sour Cream Sauce (1 Tbs.) to make this a Healthy Dining menu choice.
Seared Ahi Sashimi
Lean protein and veggies with a beachy So-Cal feel is what you can expect with this dietitian-recommended choice. Pepper crusted and thinly sliced ahi is served with green papaya slaw, nori-sesame rice, steamed broccoli and firecracker sauce for a fresh and flavorful choice made for a warm San Diego day.