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 whole and in pieces, packed in water
Calories: 6 per ear, 65 per 1/2 cup pieces
Key Vitamins: folate, B6, C
Key Minerals: potassium, magnesium, iron
Other Nutrients: fiber, zeaxanthin and lutein, which are good for eye health