Our final destination on our American Road Trip is Hawaii! Ok, we know you can’t actually drive to Hawaii, but we still wanted to bring you an authentic Hawaiian experience with our Hawaiian Slaw. A bite of this fresh salad filled with tropical fruits and we know you’ll be ready to hula!
What to Do in Hawaii
- Visit Hawaii Volcanos National Park. Explore some of the park’s 333,000 acres and see, Kilauea, an active volcano that produces 250,000-650,000 cubic yards of lava every day!
- Attend a Lu’au. Hula dancing, singing, and fantastic food – a Lu’au is a great way to experience the culture of the island.
- Explore. With ancient sites, tropical forests and luscious beaches there is plenty to see in Hawaii. So, bike, hike or horseback around the island and see how much you can experience.
What to Eat in Hawaii
- Kona Coffee. With 600 coffee farms within 20 miles you’ll be sure to get your caffeine boost!
- Shaved Ice. Shaved ice stands are prevalent on the island. Make it your mission to find the best one.
- Tropical Fruit. Lychees, rambutans, pineapples, and coconuts – Hawaii is filled with sweet fruits that are thoroughly refreshing after a day of exploration. Our Hawaiian Slaw is also a refreshing treat, perfect for any summer occasion. We love this dish so much we even decided to share the recipe with you!
What You’ll Need
- 20 oz. can of pineapple chunks (drain pineapple juice and save for the dressing)
- 1 ¾ cup salad dressing (available at most grocery stores – try Best Foods or Hellmann) *Don’t use mayo or miracle whip
- 2 ½ tsp. white sugar
- 16 cups of green cabbage sliced into small pieces
- 2 ¼ c. shredded coconut
- In a mixing bowl, combine the salad dressing, 1 ½ tbsp. of pineapple juice and white sugar. Thoroughly whisk to combine. Set this mixture aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the green cabbage, coconut and pineapple chunks. Pour the dressing mixture over the top and thoroughly mix until all cabbage is coated with the dressing. Allow to chill in refrigerator for the best flavor.
We’re hitting the road again for our American Road Trip! This time, we’re transporting you and your taste buds to breezy Key Largo, Florida. Blue water, sandy beaches and refreshing cuisine – we hope our featured menu will remind you of this vacation destination.
What to Do
- Dive Spiegel Grove. Key Largo is known as the “Dive Capital of the World,” and this 510-foot ship is a great reef to explore.
- Take a Glass-Bottomed Boat. Even if you don’t know how to scuba dive, you can still experience Florida sea life! An adventure in a glass-bottomed boat is perfect for your little sprouts to learn about life under the sea.
- See Everglades National Park. Take a short trip to this famous wetland wilderness that is home to endangered species like manatees and crocodiles!
- Hit the Beach. Sit back, relax and don’t forget the sunscreen! The beaches in Key Largo are the ideal setting for digging your toes into the sand and maybe having a little picnic.
What to Eat
- Key Lime Pie. The Keys are known for their sweet, tangy and refreshing key lime desserts. Now you can get a taste of the famous flavor when you try our Key Largo Key Lime Muffins. Be sure to grab one (or many more) before they’re gone on May 29th!
- Seafood. Key Largo has a variety of fresh seafood depending on the season. If you’re a fishing fanatic, you can even go out and catch your own dinner!
Tuesday, June 4th from 7-9pm
The grills are sizzling, the ovens are hot, the greens are chilling—and we’re getting ready for YOU! Join us in celebrating the Grand Re-opening of our Souplantation restaurant in Rancho Bernardo. Whether Souplantation has become a family tradition or your favorite build-your-own lunch break, we’re thrilled to invite you to fall in love—again! Come rediscover Souplantation, with all your original favorites plus a bright new interior and even more fresh, local, premium ingredients. Taste your way around the new restaurant, and join us for a culinary event everyone can enjoy!
- Try our new Chicken and Steak Skewers—fresh off the grill
- Savor a taste of our new Premium Desserts
- Enjoy 20% off your entire check
- Groove to live music performed by Casey Turner
- Enter to win the ultimate Grand Prize Giveaway: FREE meals for a year!
Focused on Family, Committed to Community
During the entire day of the event, Souplantation will donate $1 per diner to the local branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
We’ve reached our next American Road Trip destination in the Golden State! We’re excited to introduce you to something that is quintessentially “California” since that is where our restaurants originated. Fresh, nutritious, and packed full of surprises, our California Cobb Tossed Salad will transport your mind to warm, sunny weather and sandy beaches. What makes this salad completely Californian and wholesome? We added California Avocados! Along with being creamy and delicious, California Avocados are a superfood, packed with around 20 essential nutrients and various health benefits.
Why are California Avocados a superfood? Consider that avocados are attributed to:
- Improving Heart Health. Avocados are cholesterol free and contain monosaturated fats that can help lower blood cholesterol.
- Promoting Cell Health. Full of folate, avocados can facilitate the needs of a growing body (great for your little sprouts!).
- Maintaining Eye Health. Lutein, an antioxidant found in avocados, is said to support healthy eyes and skin.
- Increasing Nutrient Intake. Along with having tons of nutrients, avocados also help your body absorb more fat-soluble nutrients in other foods that are eaten at the same time.
Want to start a dinner-table discussion? Use these fun facts about California Avocados to get the conversation started!
- Avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable as some think.
- San Diego County produces about 60% of the nation’s crop. Did you know Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes started in San Diego in 1978?
- Around 90% of the nation’s avocados are grown in California.
- The average production of one avocado tree is 60 pounds of fruit. But, production for a single tree can be as high as 200 pounds!