Keep cool and vegetarian this Meatless Monday with these refreshing salad recipes:
The Hungry Cat's tomato and watermelon salad: Take everything you love about summer and arrange it beautifully on a plate. Juicy heirloom tomato wedges and bright chunks of cool watermelon come together perfectly, punctuated with the spice of arugula, fresh basil and mint.
Cool rice and cucumber salad: When we want to bring out the best in rice, cook it like pasta in a big pot of water. As Food editor Russ Parsons notes, this makes for grains that are light and separate, not sticking or clumped together. For a refreshing salad idea, toss the cooled grains with cucumber and a bright, tangy dressing. The dish can be made ahead of time and chilled until ready to serve.
Mendocino Farms' curried couscous with roasted cauliflower: This brightly colorful and refreshing couscous salad from Mendocino Farms is a perfect way to celebrate warmer weather any time of the year. You can find the recipe below