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Old 07-06-2006, 04:12 PM   #2
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French potato salad! I posted the recipe elsewhere (in a "what to bring to a BBQ" thread), but basically you make the salad with just steamed potatoes and green beans, dressed in a vinaigrette with mustard, champagne vinegar, some garlic and shallot, and chicken stock (a teensy bit of oil helps, too). It is great to make the day before, can be served at room temperature, and won't spoil so you can take it to an outdoor party without any problems. Adding a teensy bit of bacon to this REALLY gives it a kick.

I am big on veggie platters with light dip, if I don't have a lot of time. A quick low-cal dip is easy to make - just use a dip mix or your favorite herbs and spices with low or non-fat yogurt and/or sour cream.

Pasta salads made with whole wheat pastas and a TON of veggies are good - just make sure you have at least as many cups of veggies as cups of cooked pasta and put on a simple dressing once everything has chilled down.
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