This bright and refreshing salad is a great use of what’s in your garden or at the farmers market. The main herb is basil, so if you can’t get your hands on (or don’t like) parsley or mint, feel free to replace with more basil.
Store bought hummus doesn’t hold a candle to homemade. And once you make it yourself, you’ll never pay $5 for that little container again. Hummus made from dried garbanzo beans (chickpeas) is really worth the time to soak and cook beans. But, if you don’t have the time, no worries—canned beans taste nearly as good!
When we’re lucky enough to find carrots with their tops, our first thought is PESTO! This bright pesto is a perfect compliment to a minestrone-style soup made with our Ras el Hanout (and the carrots, of course). If you like cheese in your pesto, we suggest grating a little–or a lot!–of parmesan reggiano on whatever you‘re serving.