Thanks for joining Sarah and me for Meatless Monday today. It’s finally starting to feel like spring around here and that means that all the great spring veggies are out. Carrots just epitomize Easter and Passover so this week I’ve taken a few of my favorite veggies and combined them into one delicious, easy and healthy Carrot “rice”, Asparagus and Fresh Pea Salad.
Carrot “rice”, Asparagus and Fresh Pea Salad
Carrots are so versatile aren’t they? For this salad, I’ve simply shredded or riced them to create different textures. There is no need to cook them first. You can also usually find carrots already shredded in your regular grocery store.
Asparagus and fresh peas are in season right now which means they are also priced really well and perfect for spring salads. For this Carrot “rice”, Asparagus and Fresh Pea Salad, I’ve blanched or steamed them for just a few minutes to keep their crunch. Then simply cool and add right into the salad. Easy as pie! I added in some Pistachio nuts and pumpkin seeds for a little crunch.
I am a fan of a simple vinaigarette for veggie salads like this one. Lemon, honey,Dijon mustard and a splash of orange juice offer the perfect light drizzle to finish off this Carrot “rice”, asparagus and Fresh Pea Salad. You can leave it on the side and toss when ready to serve. Healthy, fresh and light! The perfect salad side for Easter or Passover or lunch any day of the week. So easy to make and take along anywhere.
This Carrot “rice”, asparagus and fresh pea salad should please everyone at your table as it is vegan, gluten free and dairy free. Everyone wins!