Vegetables

Arugula and Pear Salad

The butterhead lettuce and arugula combine with the pears and walnuts to make a slightly sweet but very sumptuous salad.

Arugula Pesto

Arugula pesto is a fun and slightly spicy alternative to basil pesto. Another great way to enjoy this delightful green.

Asparagus Mimosa

Delightfully green spears of fresh, tender asparagus tossed in a buttery sauce. Garnished with a chopped egg or tofu and granished with fresh chervil.

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. 

Avocado Mint Salad

This distinctive salad is just the thing to get you out of a dinner rut. Tender bibb lettuce, torn and topped with avocado, ribbons of mint, and a fresh grapefruit juice dressing pleasantly startle and awaken taste buds. Especially delightful in the months of November through February, when Texas Rio Star grapefruit are in season.

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!

Baked Cauliflower

This will make a spectacular, but simple, side dish for friends or family!

Basic Tomato Sauce

Can it yourself and save! This easy-to-can sauce can be used for pasta, pizza or any time a marinara-style sauce is desired.

Beet and Fennel Soup

This fall soup is great hot or cold. Garnish with the fennel fronds and enjoy!

Beets in Dill Sauce

These sweet and sour beets are delicious hot or cold. Serve them as a side dish or add them to a green salad.

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.

Brussels Sprout Soup

This is vegetarian comfort food. The days may be shortening and the temperature dropping, but this hearty soup will get you into the warm light of the kitchen, where you will fill your home with the aromas of autumn. This soothing soup beckons to be sopped up by hunks of warm bread. Suddenly the evening doesn't seem so chilly after all. Or perhaps the house is now just extra cozy.

Brussels Sprouts Potato Salad

This hearty side is a great dish for potlucks and entertaining. The addition of Brussels sprouts transforms potato salad, a summer favorite, into something definitively autumnal.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon-Fried Green Onions

I’m such a sucker for Brussels sprouts- they are exciting to carry home on the stalk from market, fun to cook, and look like adorable mini cabbages. Here’s another fabulous Brussels sprouts recipe to rock during the Eat Local Challenge!

Brussels Sprouts with Marjoram & Pine Nuts

This recipe for Brussels sprouts in cream sauce really shines. Cooking the Brussels sprouts in broth gives them a particularly nice flavor, while the addition of shallots, fresh herbs, cream, and pine nuts secure its place as a new fall favorite.

Bunched Turnips with Miso

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

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!

Cajun Kale Salad

Give your dark leafy greens a kick with this recipe! Try the cajun spice seasoning on other leafy greens, or on some popcorn.

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!

Celeriac Thins

Simple, yet captivating. Thin strips of crisp-fried celeriac are delightful on their own, as featured in this recipe. You might also think about coupling these celeriac thins with slender slices of fried potato, fresh fennel, and onion. Serve in an artful arrangement on a colorful plate for an appealing appetizer. Alternatively, celeriac thins make a great gluten-free and flavorful crouton substitute atop your favorite salad. Inviting, no matter how they're served.

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.

Citrus Dressing

Tis the season for citrus! Try this knockout dressing on salads, or as a marinade for tofu or chicken.

Collard Greens Salad with Black Eyed Peas and Peanut Dressing

Serving collard greens with black-eyed peas in considered to be a lucky dish in the new year. The greens symbolize wealth, the black-eyed peas health. Enjoy this salad as 2010 winds down- it’s delicious spicy flavors will ring you into the new year.