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Super summer salads

July 24, 2013
By Cheryl Rude , Marshall Independent

The heat is on! There's nothing better on a hot, sticky summer day than a crisp, cool salad made with an assortment of fruits and vegetables from the backyard garden, local produce stand or farmers market. We've come a long way from the traditional "dinner salad" made with iceberg lettuce and topped with French dressing. Of course that is still a staple salad, but our creativity with the "salad" has certainly exploded, and the sky's the limit with what you may find in a salad these days. Mixing various greens, brightly colored-vegetables and fruits, lean meats, fish and cheese and topping it with a zingy vinaigrette is a perfect summer meal for me and for many when it's just too hot to cook.



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