Make the most of all the great produce in season right now with these quick, fresh vegetable salad recipes, perfect for Meatless Monday:
Vegetable salad with l'Arpege's aigre-doux: It's a simple assortment of seasonal vegetables served with a sweet-sour sauce known as aigre-doux. Colorful blanched carrots and peas are tossed with thinly sliced fennel, radish and endive and tossed with a creamy dressing that comes together in minutes, the flavors of the sauce amplifying the notes of each of the ingredients.
BLD's fresh vegetable salad: BLD tosses its homemade dressing -- fresh, lightly herbal, sweetened with a touch of honey and with just the right amount of tang -- with a wonderfully bright and colorful salad of crunchy fresh corn, edamame, roasted bell peppers and green beans, along with diced avocado and toasted cashews. It tops the salad with fresh sprouts and a drizzle of nutty hemp seeds.
Garbanzo and fresh vegetable salad: When you're looking to add heft to a dish, beans are always a great choice. They add depth and substance, a richness you might find with the addition of meat, but they're perfect for vegetarian diets. Garbanzos are great for adding nutty notes, here tossed with fresh vegetables and a bright lemon vinaigrette. You can find the recipe below.