This chopped salad is amenable to all sorts of variations. Add Kalamata olives, feta cheese, cubes of watermelon or cantaloupe, or just about any other seasonal diced veggies you like. Serve on a bed of fresh spinach or cooked leftover grains.
High in protein, this main-dish salad transitions from summer to fall when you use chopped Granny Smith apples and raisins instead of nectarines and dried cranberries. Use leftover cooked chicken or prebaked marinated tofu for a quick weeknight meal.
Accompany these colorful and light appetizers with tall glasses of sparkling water spiked with lemonade, or a semi-sweet Prosecco. In a hurry? Use raspberry balsamic vinegar for the sauce; just cook in a small saucepan over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes until it is reduced to the consistency of a sauce.