I don't eat raw vegetables every day, even though it would be great if I did. Sometimes I just don't have a chance and sometimes I'm just not in the mood. However, I try. Here are a few quick hits on how to reinvent your summer salad:
* Give your salad a fresher taste by muddling up the basil, mint, or parsley in the dressing.
* Forget an old-school pasta salad with all that mayo and crap. Instead, use whole-wheat elbow macaroni with vinaigrette and veggies.
* Instead of a regular salad, try mixing just corn, avocado, basil, and tomato. I swear it's just as good, and it's healthier.
* One of my favorite tricks for dressing up a generic cucumber salad is to add asparagus. Great mix of tastes!