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Healthy Salads and Healthy Side Dishes from the Mediterranean Diet (Slide 28)

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Fresh corn and tomatoes make an especially attractive and delicious summer salad. Sweet corn balances the peppery arugula and tart tomatoes.

Recipe: Corn, Arugula & Tomato Salad

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