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Black-Eyed Pea Spring Rolls

These spring rolls are delicious served as an appetizer or a light main dish. Note to vegans: Most egg roll wrappers are made with cornstarch, flour and water, but some contain eggs. Check labels.

Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Known as shirazi salad, this refreshing combination calls for Persian cucumbers, which are small, crunchy and sweet. You may substitute small pickling cucumbers; just peel them first. For even more flavor, add a few tablespoons of chopped mint and scallions to the salad and some extra squeezes of lemon juice to the dressing.

Roasted Beet Quarters with Mustardy Crumbles

Once you’ve made the topping for these roasted beets, you’ll want to find other ways to use the simple, surprising “crumbles.” Be sure to roast the golden beets separately from the red beets so that the colors remain distinct.