Among my other lovely Giftmas presents, I received Vegan Planet, a huge (and therefore immensely intimidating) cookbook. The first thing I tried from it was the Tomato and White Bean Salad with Watercress.
Wow. The dressing for this salad is really simple, really tasty and really (REALLY) strong. It's pretty much just pureed shallots and garlic with a bit of oil and lemon juice, but it's SO yummy.
A note of caution: the fragrance is powerful. I don't know if they actually could, but I felt like everyone could smell garlic on me for two days after making/eating it. So serve it with mints if you're having a romantic dinner. Just saying.