Evanston’s Celtic Knot surprised me with a nice salmon salad

The Celtic Knot is along-time fixture in my Chicago suburb of Evanston but I have not gone there in the three years since my angioplasty because the place advertises that it specializes in pub grub — exactly the kinds of foods I can no longer eat because they tend to be high in salt and fat.

My Celtic Knot salmon salad.
My Celtic Knot salmon salad.

So I wasn’t sure what I would eat there when I went to a recent event held in a private room at the downtown Evanston restaurant. I brought along my own oil and vinegar packets just in case those simple salad condiments weren’t available.

But I was pleasantly surprised to see a salmon salad on the menu for the relative bargain price of $13. I asked for it without pesto, which was available but seems a bit out of place on salmon to me. I also asked for oil and vinegar rather than the prepared dressing that would normally come with it.

The salmon was grilled but a bit dry. Adding the oil and vinegar to it helped that. The spinach tasted crisp and fresh. I have long been a fan of cooked spinach and have come to enjoy it raw in recent years as well.

The lunch turned out much healthier than I had feared it might be, so kudos for the choice Celtic Knot.

John

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