Vegetables

Fennel, Celery, and Pomegranate Salad

This palate-cleansing salad balances out rich winter meals. The recipe calls for the vegetables to be thinly sliced, and a mandoline would come in handy here.

Maple Roasted Root Vegetables

Winter root vegetables turn sweet and packed with flavor when roasted, and when lightly coated in maple syrup, they turn into a stand-out side dish.

Butternut Beet Hash

This flavorful and hearty side dish is a perennial favorite at the Willy Street Co-op, and is perfect for the Thanksgiving table!

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

The key to light, fluffy mashed potatoes is a potato ricer: it gently turns the potatoes into tiny flakes, leaving you with perfect mashed potatoes. 

Grilled Eggplant with Basil Vinaigrette

Eggplant doesn't need a lot of preparation to taste great. Specialty varieties like Lilac Bride often lack the astringent flavor and big seeds that Italian Globe eggplant sometimes has.

Turkish Zucchini Pancakes with Garlic Yogurt

Turkish people know how to cook vegetables like no one else, and these incredible zucchini fritters are no exception. Served with an easy salad of sliced tomatoes drizzled in olive oil, this is a perfect summer meal.

Sweet Potato and Kale Gratin

This rich and creamy sweet potato dish would be welcome at Thanksgiving dinner. Using a mandolin makes quick work of slicing the sweet potatoes.

Braised Lamb Shanks with Puréed Root Vegetables

Braised in red wine and broth with aromatics, this lamb dish turns fall-off-the-bone tender. It goes perfectly with the root vegetable purée outlined in this recipe, but would also be nice served alongside creamy polenta, classic mashed potatoes, or wide egg noodles.

Miso Glazed Eggplant

Broiling the eggplant after coating it with miso turns it crispy and creamy all at the same time.

Bunched Turnips with Miso

Japanese cuisine often features young bunched turnips. This recipe is a nice way to highlight their mild flavor.

Glazed Bunched Turnips

Bunched turnips are the small, delicately flavored turnips that appear in Produce in spring. They are delicious raw, or gently glazed as in this recipe.

Root Ribbons with Sage

Burdok, sweet potatoes, turnips, or other root vegetables would be good substitutes for the ones listed below. Avoid beets though, as they would turn your dish scarlet.

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Serve as is, or garnish with a chopped hard-boiled egg or a squeeze of lemon. Preparing asparagus simply, with its best friend the lemon, allows it to shine. 

Celery Rémoulade

This dish is quite popular in France and is made using celery root, a vegetable that's underutilized in the States. If you're not familiar with it, this dish is sure to make you a fan.

Avocado Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing

The carrot ginger-dressing is a snap to make and is the perfect complement to the salad's creamy avocado and soft Bibb lettuce. You'll have extra dressing which works out well because you'll want to pour it on everything!

Caramelized Shallots

Serve alongside a salad, chicken, lamb... whatever you like. These shallots are phenomenal. If you're an onion lover like me, you might not even bother to pair them with anything!

Roasted Endive with Satsuma Glaze

The sweetness of the satsuma glaze provides a lovely counterpoint to the bitterness of the endive. This is a festive holiday side dish.

Gingered Beets

A warming, gingered dish using a combination of sweet and savory way done the way only Willy Street Co-op can do it!

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

The sweet potato has never tasted so good! One of your favorite dishes re-imagined with more color and flavor than ever before.

Leeks Vinaigrette

This recipe comes from the blog Orangette, and has revolutionized my relationship with leeks!

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