A meaty Mediterranean dinner, hold the meat.
The onslaught of summer vegetables is upon us. Not that we're complaining, but it does call for some creativity. For that, we turn to the West Coast produce whisperers at Malibu Farm, who have just released a self-titled cookbook. Selenium- and B vitamin-dense portobello mushrooms take center-stage, supplementing or replacing a carnivorous main dish. And the slightly spicy pepper-tomato pesto can easily elevate any roasted veg, such as asparagus and summer squash. If you happen to have a handful of fresh herbs, toss them in the pesto, too, adding a splash more olive oil if the mixture becomes too dry. Rather than re-heating leftovers, use them to make an open-faced sandwich.
Reprinted from Malibu Farm Cookbook: Recipes from the California Coast. Copyright © 2016 by Helene Henderson. Photographs copyright © 2016 by Martin Lof. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.