We love summer in the Ozarks, but one thing is certain. The heat and humidity are a one-two punch. When the dog days of summer roll around, the last thing you want to do is fire up the oven or toil over a hot stove for dinner.
You probably also don’t want to order a heavy meal at your favorite restaurant. Bambinos is here for you. Our customer favorite summer menu is back, and this year, it’s better than ever. In addition to our classic salmon and hummus salads, we also have a new summer menu item that toes the line between satisfying and refreshing dining in Springfield Missouri.
Gluten-Free Pizza Margherita
You can work up quite an appetite during a summer softball game or a long day on the river. When you’re feeling ravenous – but not willing to compromise your summer bod – try our healthy new Pizza Margherita. Served on a gluten-free cauliflower crust, this classic pie is made with plenty of tangy tomato sauce and soft slices of fresh mozzarella cheese along with fresh basil and extra-virgin olive oil. It’s satisfying without being heavy, and the gluten-free crust promises to help you keep your summer body in check.
Note: Bambinos is not a certified gluten-free kitchen, so guests with extreme gluten sensitivity issues or celiac disease should proceed with caution.
Year after year, our Bambinos regulars rave about our Salmon Salad. This summer salad is light and refreshing, yet protein-packed, making it a good option for either lunch or dinner. The base of the dish is our classic Bambinos Greek Salad, featuring mixed greens, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, peppers, kalamata olives and feta cheese. We top it off with plenty of our zesty house dressing and a generous helping of chilled salmon.
The salmon packs a protein punch without being overly heavy, and the salad is stuffed with veggies to ensure that you leave the table feeling satisfied. Try it with a chilled glass of white wine out on our patio for a great end to a summer day.
Speaking of protein-packed dishes: Our hummus salad is a great option for vegetarians who are looking for a satisfying, yet light dish. You’ll be transported straight to the Mediterranean vacation of your dreams with this salad, which features fresh greens with onions, red peppers, and cucumber. We top it all with a heaping scoop of our homemade hummus and serve it with a side of warm pita perfect for scooping. You can even use the pita to create your own mini veggie pita wraps.
Other Summer-Friendly Menu Items
Is our summer menu not floating your boat? Allow us to recommend a few of our lighter year-round offerings – like our bruschetta, featuring juicy chunks of tomato mixed with basil, olive oil and garlic served cold with toasted garlic bread. You can also cool off with a glass of our homemade lemonade, sample our fresh fruit bowl or keep things simple with our house salad, featuring lettuce and mixed greens tossed with house dressing, parmesan, onion, red peppers and cucumber.
What are you waiting for? Step away from the oven and come see us at Bambinos Cafe for a delicious summer salad. Our dog-friendly patio and open-air dining area are the perfect shady spots for a relaxing summer evening after a day at the lake or time on the baseball field. Check out our full menu, or give us a call at 417-862-9999 (Delmar location) or 417-881-4442 (Battlefield location). We can’t wait to spend the summer with you.