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Smoky Ham & Corn Salad

smoky ham and corn saladLook for frisee, a light-green chicory with frilly leaves, for this dinner salad. Its sturdy texture and slightly bitter flavor hold up well when tossed with the smoky, creamy tomato dressing. This is a great salad for summer, when fresh corn is at its best. We call for store-bought croutons in this recipe to keep it quick, but if you have the time and extra bread try making your own.

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  • Nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt (1/2 cup) (95 calories)
  • White wine (5-ounce glass) (116 calories)

Thai Beef Salad

thai beef saladThe steak for a Thai salad is often marinated before it's broiled and that's a shame, because most of those flavorings simply drip off. For the best taste, first sear the steak, then let it sit overnight in the marinade before tossing it with the greens.

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  • Curried Carrot Soup (123 calories)
  • Quinoa with chopped fresh mint and lime zest (1/2 cup) (111 calories)

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Asian-Style Grilled Tofu with Greens

Asian Style Grilled Tofu with GreensHere's a dish that will turn you into a tofu-and-greens lover! Try Asian greens (tatsoi, mizuna and/or pea shoots) packaged as a salad mix; their slightly bitter flavors stand up well to this aromatic, vinegary dressing. We use carrot juice in the dressing for a touch of sweetness -- look for it in the produce section of the supermarket.

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