One trick for lighter bean dishes is to think about the beans themselves. White beans like cannelloni and great northerns are fantastic in cold picnic salads or as a spread on sandwiches. Black beans were our favorite for winter chilis, but they're just as at home in soft tacos and veggie burgers.
3. Rosemary-Lemon White Bean Dip (also good on sandwiches!)
What are your favorite warm weather bean dishes?