For an extremely fresh salad that you can't stop eating, try this Zucchini Carpaccio Salad. Paper thin slices of fresh zucchini tossed with baby arugula, shredded Parmigiano Reggiano, garlic, lemon zest and olive oil. Topped with toasted walnuts.
THE SIMPLE VEGANISTA: Mashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich - Used half garlic hummus/half veganaise. Want to try this again with another white bean. I feared the chickpeas would be off putting to me (why? I once loved them); they were. Otherwise, it looked beautiful!
Zucchini - Tomato Gratin For a light entree on a summer night, this dish is just the ticket. Salting and draining the zucchini and tomatoes before baking prevents them from releasing excess moisture as they bake, so the gratin stays firm, not soggy.
White bean hummus will be a stable on the picnic table all summer long. The secret? Fresh basil and white beans (in place of chick peas). The best part? Eight ingredients and it's on the table in 5 minutes or less.