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3 Healthy Potluck Salads Everyone Will Adore

Pasta salad, potato salad, and tabbouleh -- these sides are just the ticket for a picnic or cookout. Easily made ahead and transported, they're loaded with seasonal vegetables and flavorful herbs -- and light on fats.

Healthier takes on our favorite summer sides? Yes, please. These light, versatile salads will delight any crowd and pair well with grilled meat or fish. They can also be made a day in advance and are delicious at room temperature, so pack them up for any event on your calendar this summer.

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Pasta Salad with Peas and Summer Beans

Go fresh: just a half-pound of pasta will feed eight when you toss it with similarly sized cut green and wax beans. Skip the traditional mayo and dress it with lime zest and juice plus a whopping cup of fresh cilantro.

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We've combined pasta in all shapes and sizes with every topping you can imagine for the ultimate Pasta Salad Recipes.

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

Potato Salad with Quick-Pickled Onions and Celery

Quick-pickled onions and celery add big flavor to this Nordic-inspired potato salad. No mayo in this one, either -- just vinegar, agave syrup, and plenty of fresh dill.

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Want more spiffed up spuds? Behold our crowd-pleasing Potato Salad Recipes.

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Chopped-Vegetable Tabbouleh

Bulgur, bell pepper, fennel, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes make a lovely chorus of summer flavors and textures in this colorful dish. Lemon juice along with fresh parsley and mint ties everything together. Serve in individual jars so that no one bogarts the salad.

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Check out Healthy and Delicious: Cooking with Whole Grains for more ideas on what to do with bulgur and other grains such as quinoa, farro, and barley.

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