Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer salad

The Mango and Pine Nut Salad, featured in Women's Health.

I don’t know about you, but when it gets this hot, the food I tend to crave the most is salad. But finding inventive ways to combine lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers can be tough day after day. Leave it to Women's Health to come up with a fantastic list of low-calorie summer salad recipes to carry their incredibly appreciative readers (me!) through into fall. My favorite so far is the Black Bean Salad. There’s something about the scent of cilantro mixed with avocado and lime juice that makes my mouth immediately start to water.

Next on my list to mix up? This Mango and Pine Nut Salad
. What about you? Any fun summer salads that you love to make?

(Photo by Jonathan Kantor)


  1. YUM! I have to check out those salad recipes in Women's Health- mine just came in the mail yesterday. The mango/pine nut salad looks delish! My fave is always a good ol' Greek Salad- chock full of funky olives, feta, tomatoes, greens, and herbs on top. Now my mouth is watering, too!

  2. I know! Seriously, you have to try the Black Bean salad — it was so good. I ate it every night for a week!

  3. If you frequently eat green salads, you'll likely have higher blood levels of a host of powerful antioxidants (vitamin C and E, folic acid, lycopene, and alpha- and beta-carotene,) especially if your salad includes some raw vegetables. Antioxidants are substances that help protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals.

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