From roots to shoots and leaves to greens, these top picks need no heat to eat.
1. Bell Peppers
The bell's biggest claim to nutrient fame is vitamin C: One cup of chopped red, orange, or yellow bell peppers has double the vitamin C content of 1 cup of orange segments and 53% more than a glass of OJ.
Our Pick: In the heat of summer, you'll be thankful for this raw, fresh, crunchy appetizer you can easily make ahead for guests. "Cook" bulgur with a simple soak. Cover with warm tap water, let sit 30 minutes, and drain.