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From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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Although salads are generally very healthy, they do require some special handling to keep them that way.

"Valley" Salad

This light summer salad is a refreshing way to beat the heat. (It gets its name from an area in Phoenix known as "The Valley.")

POLL: Macaroni Salad or Potato Salad?

Which All-American classic salad do you prefer to eat -- macaroni salad or potato salad? Vote here.

Tuna Salad, Lightened Up

Tuna is one of my go-to foods at parties or a friend’s luncheon but some folks drench their tuna in mayonnaise. Besides upping the calories, a boatload of mayonnaise drowns out the delicious tuna flavor. Next time you plan on making tuna salad, try some of these exciting ways to flavor and lighten it up.

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

Use hummus in your next picnic potato salad; no one will miss the mayo!

Pass the Pasta Salad

If you're tired of your favorite pasta salad recipe, jazz it up by following these simple guidelines.

Alex Eats: Salad

To make lettuce last longer, keep it dry and cool in a dark place. It's important not to wash or mix lettuce with anything acidic (lemon or vinegar) until right before eating.

Healthy Swaps: Salads

Salads made our list of 9 Healthy Foods to Skip because they can be deceptively high in calories, especially if you pile on the toppings and dressing. But not all salads are calorie nightmares and it’s ok to indulge in some --not all -- of your favorite higher calorie ingredients. Use our tips to build a better salad.

Potato Salad, Lightened Up

I’m just starting to see early varieties of potatoes at the farmers market and potato salad recipes are calling out to me! This picnic and barbecue fave is known to be heavy on the fat and calories, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are my favorite ways to lighten up this summertime classic.