My Salad Secrets for Your Summer Cookout
* Give your salad a fresher taste by muddling up the basil, mint, or parsley in the dressing.
* Forget an old-school pasta salad with all that mayo and crap. Instead, use whole-wheat elbow macaroni with vinaigrette and veggies.
* Instead of a regular salad, try mixing just corn, avocado, basil, and tomato. I swear it's just as good, and it's healthier.
* One of my favorite tricks for dressing up a generic cucumber salad is to add asparagus. Great mix of tastes!