August 1997 Issue

Building a Better Salad: EN's Step-by-Step Guide

Arugula, Swiss chard, red oak leaf lettuce, mizuna and tatsol are not standard greens in most dinner salads. A more typical salad includes iceberg lettuce, a slice or two of cucumber, a wedge of a pale red hothouse tomato and lots of creamy dressing. Unfortunately, a salad like that is almost bereft of nutrition. It offers only minuscule amounts of important nutrients such as fiber,folic acid and vitamins A and C, while the

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