Summer salads are fresh, glorious additions to hot-weather meals. And salads using sturdy ingredients are great make-ahead dishes to take away for the weekend or to a family reunion, birthday bash or barbecue. These delectable salads have lots of healthful ingredients -- beans, wheat berries, fresh vegetables and whole wheat pasta and couscous -- and, since the oil is kept to a minimum, are nicely coated but not swimming in dressing.
More great salads to try:
Dressed to thrill
Lighten up your salads with these fresh and flavourful lower-fat dressings.
5 summer salads
Toss together a super side or marvelous main-course.
Salade Niçoise and more great summer eats
Enjoy a taste of France with this traditional salad.
Cooking lesson: Grilled Thai beef salad
Serve this popular, slightly spicy salad for a light supper or tasty lunch.