Rule Four: Play With Your Greens
3 Fresh Leaves to Try:
Watercress: This crisp, peppery green is a great partner for chicken and beef. Plus, it's loaded with vitamin C, an antioxidant that boosts collagen production, Del Coro says.
Dandelion: Think of this robust green as new-school kale: It's nutrient-dense (tons of vitamin A), with a tangy taste that balances out rich ingredients like fried eggs, bacon or Caesar dressing.
Belgian Endive: The tart, lemony flavor and crunchy texture of endive work especially well with cheese, nuts and citrus. Plus, it's packed with folate for brain health.
Seared Steak and Peach Salad (pairs well with Citrus-Shallot Dressing)
"I love to make a summer steak salad and cut the richness with the sweet, bitter and spicy combination of sautéed peaches, watercress and Thai chiles." —Dan Kluger, executive chef at ABC Kitchen in New York City