Favorite Salads in Sarasota-Manatee

Siesta Salad From Gecko’s

6606 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 248-2020; 7228 55th Ave. E., Bradenton, (941) 727-8988; 5585 Palmer Crossing Circle, Sarasota, (941) 923-6061; 351 N. Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, (941) 378-0077; 1900 Hillview St., Sarasota, (941) 953-2929;

During Southwest Florida’s fall-to-spring growing period, much of the produce served at the area’s many Gecko’s locations comes from Honeyside Farms, a Parrish operation that earned an organic certification last year. To make its popular “Siesta salad,” Gecko’s tosses those local greens with feta, Craisins, pecans, tomato, bacon, onion and a Greek vinaigrette.