These crisp chickpea and olive oil pancakes are local to Nice, on the Mediterranean coast. Also known as farinata in Italy's Liguria, where chickpeas are a staple, these are savory pancakes. Serve them with a green salad as a light lunch or with an aperitif as a late-afternoon snack.
A good salad is all about each flavor combining and contrasting with the others. Here, Meyer lemons perfume shrimp sauteed in oil spiked with habanero pepper; mellow white beans temper the spiciness. Peppery arugula adds another layer of flavor.
Roasted poblano chiles and sauteed onion bring intense flavor to these vegetarian tacos. The kidney beans and corn tortillas have complementary amino acids that together form complete proteins like those available from meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, and eggs.