Lemon, grated cheese, and cooking water make up the remarkably simple sauce for this pasta. Baby fingerling potatoes in different colors look great, but any small boiling potatoes will taste good -- just cut them into quarters if need be.
Different kinds of beans cook at different rates, so it's best to prepare them in separate pans (working in batches if necessary). The salad can be made with just a few types instead of all five, as long as the total amount of dried beans still measures 2 1/2 cups.
Perfect for lunch or a light dinner, this delicious salad includes roasted peppers, fresh herbs, and poached salmon, though you can experiment with the vegetables of your choice. Arrange the medley on a large platter, and let your guests serve themselves.
The most successful crudites are composed of generous quantities of perfectly fresh vegetables. This dip can be prepared a day or two before serving and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container