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Shaved Asparagus and White Bean Salad

Shaved Asparagus and White Bean Salad

This shaved asparagus salad makes a unique and healthy side dish for summer entertaining. Asparagus provides folate, vitamin C, dietary fiber and potassium, and is naturally low in calories. The white beans add protein and dietary fiber.

Quinoa Salad with Green Beans and Almonds

Quinoa Salad with Green Beans and Almonds

Quinoa is a unique grain as it contains all of the essential amino acids, which makes it a complete protein. It can also be used in many types of dishes including hot cereals, pilafs, soups and salads.

Jicama, Radish and Mango Salad

Jicama, Radish and Mango Salad

Jicama looks like a brown turnip, but has a juicy, white flesh.  It adds crispness to salads, slaws, and stir fry or crudité dishes. This light and refreshing salad is finished with a citrus-honey dressing, which balances the spicier dishes on the menu.

Arugula and Kale Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Arugula and Kale Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Of all the cruciferous vegetables, broccoli may be the most well known for its cancer-preventive compounds. However, there are many other vegetables in this family, including arugula, kale and radishes, which are featured in this salad.

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Honey Vinaigrette and Spiced Almonds

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Honey Vinaigrette and Spiced Almonds

Hearty winter vegetables can go from side dish to main dish in this seasonal salad. Top with legumes or sliced chicken breast for some added protein.