URMC / Wilmot Cancer Institute / Patients & Caregivers / Wellness Services / Cooking for Wellness / August 2017 August 2017 Melon and Spinach Salad This refreshing salad is bursting with flavor and nutrition. This fruit provides two powerful phytonutrients- the watermelon contains lycopene and cantaloupe provides beta-carotene. Pearl Couscous Salad Pearl couscous is an alternative to rice or pasta because of its larger size, compared to the more familiar smaller sized varieties. As with other whole grains, it has a nutty flavor, yet cooks in about 20 minutes for quick side dishes. Black Bean Burgers with Corn Avocado Salsa Try these tasty and versatile plant-based burgers at your next picnic!