Spotlight Recipes: Light & Fresh Side Salads

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We’ve got you covered with tons of grilling info to prep for you for the start of summer, but what about some simple side dishes? These salads travel well and will work wonders at your next cookout.

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Spotlight Recipes: Picnic Salads

Picnic season has arrived. Fire up the grill, toss on the hamburgers and steaks and don’t forget about those scrumptious side salads. Instead of gobs of fat and oodles of calories, here are delicious (and healthy) versions of the classics.

Spotlight Recipe: Waldorf Salad

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Spotlight Recipe: Black Bean Salad

This deliciously simple dish is the perfect picnic side. Amazingly, there’s no oil or other fat added to it -- meaning it's fat-free. Instead, you get tons of fiber from the beans, corn and other veggies. A touch of pineapple adds a sweetness to combo, too.

Spotlight Recipe: Simple Salad Dressing

Make a batch of this simple salad dressing and use all week to top salads, dip veggies or marinate chicken, fish or vegetables.

Spotlight Recipe: Katie's Mediterranean Grain Salad

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’m not just talking about brown rice. Many lesser-known grains have been around for centuries and are finding their way back into our kitchens. Quinoa, bulgur and barley are just a few I keep on hand. Here are some recipes featuring these nutritious, versatile and inexpensive grains.

Spotlight Recipe: Fruit Salad with Poppy Seeds

This sweet fruit salad goes well with everything and has a unique dressing that’s sure to have people asking for the recipe. Make extra -- at 125 calories per serving, it’s going to go fast.

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