Since the opening of its first Souplantation in 1978 in San Diego, California, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation has expanded to 61 salad buffet restaurants with locations in Southern California, where they are known as Souplantation, and in Northern California and ten other states, where they are known as Sweet Tomatoes. Differing in name only, the restaurants are known for their abundance of fresh, great tasting salad selections, soups, bakery items, pastas and desserts in a self-serve format, set in a casual dining atmosphere.




Orzo and Artichoke Salad

Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes Copycat Recipe

Serves 2

1 cup artichoke hearts, water packed
4 tablespoons lowfat Italian salad dressing
4 cups orzo; cooked and still warm

Combine all the ingredients while orzo is still warm. cover and refrigerate. Serve chilled, not cold.

1. Add finely chopped softened sun dried tomatoes.
2. Use a different dressing: lowfat dressing such as creamy Roasted Garlic Caesar.

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