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, quartered or sliced with a no added salt option.
Calories: 35 per half cup sliced, 22 whole per 2 inch diameter
Key Vitamins: folate, C
Key Minerals: manganese, potassium, magnesium
Other Nutrients: betacyanin, which may protect against colon cancer