My first love when it comes to salads in Omaha is McFoster's kind salad with their cucumber garlic ranch. Granted, I could smear that ranch on styrofoam and it would be good, but I digress. My second favorite salad (which is my overall favorite salad-as-a-meal salad) is served at Upstream Brewing Company, a local brewing company and restaurant. I always get the Thai Chicken Salad and sub out the chicken for portobello mushrooms. The result is a combination of warm portobellos, jalepenos, tomatoes, greens and onions, with a side of their house beer bread to mop up any leftover dressing, a slightly tangy creation that compliments the ingredients perfectly. While the picture is less than flattering, I can assure you it is a beautiful, filling salad.
Upstream also has a vegan black bean burger and a portobello sandwich, as well as other options that can be easily veganized with a few requests. Upstream is an excellent place to go with a picky meat eater (Hi Dad!), as they have excellent food in general. Upstream has locations in the Old Market, as well as out in west Omaha.