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Hot oven on a hot day? No, thank you!  When dinner duty calls, a refreshing, veggie-filled summer meal should be the answer. Of course, cool and fresh veggies are waiting for you at Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes (in addition to yummy muffins and no clean up!). But, on those days when you want to whip up something light, filling, and refreshing at home, try one of these recipes we handpicked from Pinterest – a few even from our own kitchen!

Strawberry Fields Salad

One of our – and your -  favorite Souplantation/ Sweet Tomatoes dishes, the Strawberry Fields Salad with Caramelized Walnuts is the perfect sweet, summer staple. The fresh mix of greens, strawberries, and candied walnuts creates an easy summer meal or the perfect addition to any main course.


Spicy Cucumber Watermelon Salad

This is not your everyday watermelon side dish. Kitchy Kitchen’s recipe adds cucumbers and Sriracha sauce that give the fruit an extra flavor kick. Serve alone or with your favorite summer entrée. (Side note: If you love adding Sriracha to just about everything – be sure to stop in and try our new vegetarianSriracha Ranch Slaw – currently only available in our San Diego and Illinois locations from July 17th – 29th)  


Asian Ginger Broth

Although this is not a completely cold dish, we still think that this Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes’ fan favorite is perfect to enjoy on a cool summer evening! The light, flavorful Asian Ginger Broth recipeis the perfect side, but the various optional savory toppings can make it a meal in itself!


Grilled Lemon Chicken

Ditch the kitchen and head outside for your meal prep this season! This delicious and simple recipe from The Recipe Criticincludes bursts of citrus flavor and accents of basil Plus, you can plan a backyard dinner or picnic to enjoy this tasty entrée – yum!  


Sparkling Cherry Lemonade

This refreshing beverage may quench your summer cravings. While it might not be like our own lemonade (we’re not ready to share that recipe yet!),  this sweet and sparkling easy-to-make drink involves no syrups or straining. Cheers!

Blended Mango Sorbet

Craving a summer dessert that’s a tad lighter than ice cream but just as yummy? This mango sorbet from The Wishful Chefis easy as 1, 2, and 3 –containing only 3 simple ingredients. It’s creamy texture and fruity taste that make it a must-try for us.

What summer recipes are a favorite in your household? Share them with us in the comments below.

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The doors are open, the bowls are waiting to be filled, and our salad bar is jam-packed with fresh, nutritious options! Yes, that’s right – Souplantation Chino Hills is now open!

To celebrate our newest restaurant opening, and to welcome Souplantation Chino Hills into the Garden Fresh family of restaurants, we’re throwing a Grand Opening Party on July 10th and want all of you to join us.

Event Details

  • Arrive early! Doors will open at 11 a.m. & the first 50 guests to join us in the restaurant will receive a Souplantation tote bag complete with:
  • 1 Free Meal Pass
  • *BONUS* One lucky guest will find a YEAR’S worth of free meal passes in their bag (52 total)!
  • Snap a pic. A photo booth, complete with fun accessories, will be on site to commemorate the fun you and your friends have
  • Tune in. Live music from KFRG 95.1 will play from 12-2 p.m.
  • Donate. Present your flyer and Souplantation Chino Hills will donate 20% of meal proceeds to Chino Valley YMCA on top of their $1,000 donation (download & print flyer)

So, “SHARE” the news with your friends and family using the orange share button below and we’ll see all of you on Thursday, July 10th starting at 11a.m. for the celebration! Don’t forget to share the fun you’re having with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagramusing the hashtag #SouplantationCH.

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Get ready to pucker up because we’re introducing a new gluten-free bakery item – our Gluten Free Lemon Muffin!

Made from rice and tapioca flour and sweetened with coconut milk and lemon pie filling (so decadent) – we know you won’t be able to keep your hands off of these for too long!  Be sure to visit us at your local Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes from July 1st – 14th so you can add a few of these delectable morsels to your plate along with our other lemon-inspired and gluten free offerings we have available during July.

Perfectly tart and refreshing, these treats fit perfectly into the tastes of summer – we can’t wait to take a few on a picnic or a backyard BBQ! So, if you’re still craving these fabulous muffins after the 14th, don’t worry, we’ll have them available in a convenient take-home package until the end of July! They’re sure to be a big hit at your next summer potluck – we promise not to say anything if you claim to have baked them fresh yourself ;)

We’d love to see you with your friends and family at a Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes near you soon – be sure to “SHARE” this post with them using the buttons below so they know what gluten free options are available to enjoy after a long day in the summer sun. And don’t forget to share a photo of your party enjoying some of our new Gluten Free Lemon Muffins with us on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

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Spring has come and gone, and the season of backyard barbeques, family reunions and holiday picnics has officially arrived! Rather than spending all of your free time browsing Pinterest for the perfect recipe, find the most popular dish for your next summer potluck here so you can get back to enjoying the outdoors. Our Strawberry Fields Salad with home-made caramelized walnuts recipe is the perfect vegan and gluten-free side-dish to bring to all of your summer festivities- it’s almost guaranteed to have all your party guests asking for seconds.
Summer Salad Recipe

What’s your favorite dish to bring to a summer get-together? Tell us in the comments below, and don’t forget to share this recipe using the orange “SHARE” button!

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July Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Menu at Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes

by admin June 26, 2014 Health & Nutrition

Get your pucker faces ready because we’re bringing you a new tart and tangy treat this July – Gluten-Free Lemon Muffins! With the refreshing flavor of citrus pairing perfectly with the warm summer weather, this treat will be the perfect addition to our July Summer Refreshments menu. So, after a fun day in the summer [...]

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Full Hearts at Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes

by admin June 20, 2014 Company News

From taking care of your dinner dishes to hosting fundraisers for non-profit organizations you care about at Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes, we love supporting you, the causes closest to your heart, and our surrounding communities. Since we’re one big family of guests and team members, we want to highlight some organizations that you’ve helped and share how [...]

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Beyond Berries: Delicious Sources of Antioxidants

by admin June 16, 2014 Health & Nutrition

When someone mentions antioxidants, the first foods that likely pop in your head are berries (tell us if you have a different food in a comment below). This is one of the reasons we’re featuring our Strawberry Fields with Caramelized Walnuts Salad and our Berry Berry Salad with Goat Cheese & Almonds on our Antioxidant [...]

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Feasting with Fathers – Win Dinner for Dad

by admin June 12, 2014 Events

Does your mouth still start to water when you think of dad’s “signature” dish he whipped up, grilled or ordered for you? Whether your father figure was a culinary whiz, gave you sage cooking advice, or you just have a favorite memory of him in the kitchen, we want to hear the stories you remember [...]

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June Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Menu at Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes

by admin June 6, 2014 Health & Nutrition

It’s the smell of your neighbor’s BBQ, that feeling of taking your picnic basket out of storage and the sight of colorful produce at Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes begging for a juicy bite, which can only mean one thing: summer is here! But, what fun is it to share a meal with friends and family if you [...]

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7 Types of Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes Guests

by admin May 17, 2014 Fun Stuff

We’ve already determined if you’re a Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes Superfan, but now we want to know – what kind of diner are you? Read on and find out! 1.    The Strategist The salad bar to the drink line – snag a table and regroup at the soup bar. Walking in to Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes with a solid [...]

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Let's just say within 24 hours of being in the ground, it's on a refrigerated truck on its way to us. Our food is made from scratch every day. Our salad bar buffet features over 50 fresh ingredients, including specialty tossed and prepared salads. In addition to salads, we server original recipe hot pastas, hand-crafted soups, scratch-made muffins, and Focaccia breads in our hot buffet. Create. Indulge. Enjoy.

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