If you love making salad from the wide assortment of fresh garden vegetables available in the summer months, your wait is almost over. But while you wait, there are many ways to add variety to your plated greens. Just turn to the jars and cans of pickled and marinated vegetables on your pantry shelf. They can offer an endless array of tastes, textures, nutrients and eye-appeal to your meals until that first rosey radish is plucked from the ground.
Sold marinated or packed in water, both easily drained to lower the sodium content
Calories: 25 in 3 water-packed hearts or 25 per heart packed in oil and drained
Key Vitamins: C, folate
Key Minerals: magnesium, copper, potassium
Other Nutrients: cyanin and silymarin which aid liver function