I love the Food Pyramid, and am really sorry to see it go. How can the My Plate icon even come close to offering this kind of inspiration?
Eat A Rainbow Salad
1 cup orzo, cooked in 4 quarts water, drained and rinsed
cherry tomatoes, halved
diced red pepper
orange cherry tomatoes, halved
pattypan or yellow crookneck squash, sliced into bite sized pieces
Hungarian pepper, sliced thinly
green beans, sliced into thirds
green onions, thinly sliced
fresh basil, thinly sliced
(OK, so there's no blue stuff!)
purple kohlrabi, sliced into quarters then thinly sliced
purple onion rings for garnish
In a skillet, swirl pan with extra virgin olive oil. Quickly saute yellow squash, green beans and kohlrabi until just beginning to soften, to al dente. Put all ingredients, except garnish in bowl. Top with dressing.
Juice of on freshly squeezed lemon (more yellow stuff!)
equal amount of extra virgin olive oil (eyeball it)
Shake all ingredients together in a jar. Pour over salad and lightly mix until evenly coated.