During the summer -- or really any season -- sitting down to a big, hearty salad is one of the most refreshing things you can do for your body and your taste buds. But for many of us, these salads often do not come with enough variety of ingredients. Luckily, along with the blazing hot weather that's going on this July, come a plethora of fresh, leafy greens that can be easily purchased at your local farmer's market or grocery store.
The Food Network's Alex Guarnaschelli takes viewers on a virtual tour of New York City's Union Square Green Market -- adding in her best tips for buying, preparing and storing greens that are fresh, nutritious and delicious. "[There's] so much vibrant green stuff to be enjoying -- and the heart of that really lies in all these great lettuces that crop up seasonally in the summertime," says Guarnaschelli in this video.
It's clear that now is the time to mix things up -- in your salad bowl.