Course: Appetizer

  • Double Trouble Celery Soup

    Double Trouble Celery Soup

    Roasting celery and celery root intensifies their flavors in this silky-smooth, healthy soup recipe. Serve topped with some herbs or a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.

  • Roasted Balsamic Carrots

    Roasted Balsamic Carrots

    Roasting carrots brings out their sweetness, which is enhanced further with a tangy balsamic and maple glaze. Serve them straight-up for an easy weeknight side dish or garnish with chopped hazelnuts for holiday meals and dinner parties.

  • Seasoned Carrot Salad

    Seasoned Carrot Salad

    Reminiscent of a Moroccan carrot salad, this shredded carrot salad gets seasoned with a warm garlicky, cumin-spiced oil with a spicy kick. The citrus-plumped raisins add bursts of sweetness throughout. You don’t need to buy an herb bunch if the carrots come with the leafy greens attached. Carrot tops are commonly used the same way…

  • Guacamole Salad

    Guacamole Salad

    All of the delicious guacamole flavors you love in a healthy veggie-packed salad. Serve with tortilla chips on the side (or crumbled over the top) to take it up a notch.

  • Cabbage with Spicy Croutons

    Cabbage with Spicy Croutons

    The homemade croutons really make this otherwise-simple cabbage dish taste like something special—so don’t be tempted to simply open a bag of croutons and call it a day!

  • Beet and Leek Soup

    Beet and Leek Soup

    Many beet soups can be too thin, but not this one: russet potato adds starchy body and leeks add a warm, oniony flavor. Leeks can get some dirt and grit in between their tightly packed layers. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to clean them. Just slice off the dark green tops and the root end.…

  • Pinto Bean, Potato, and radish Chili

    Pinto Bean, Potato, and radish Chili

    This mild bean and potato chili comes together in minutes, so save it for nights when you’re worn out but still want to feed the family something delicious, healthy, and homemade. Poblano peppers can vary in heat, so make sure you taste the dish as you’re cooking to adjust the seasoning to your liking. The…

  • Romaine-Walnut Salad

    Romaine-Walnut Salad

    Pomegranate seeds and walnuts dress up this simple side salad.

  • Sweet Potato Salad

    Sweet Potato Salad

    Give traditional potato salad a fresh spin with sweet potatoes, peppery arugula and a tangy-sweet dressing. This crowd-pleasing side dish is also versatile; you can add ingredients you prefer in potato salad, like bacon or green onions. Enjoy at room temperature or chilled.

  • Tomato, Onion & Cucumber Salad

    Tomato, Onion & Cucumber Salad

    Fresh wedges of tomato, thinly sliced onion and sliced cucumber dressed simply with vinegar and oil makes the most simple salad possible—think of it as the Southern counterpart to the classic Italian tomato-and-mozzarella salad. It is best enjoyed at the height of summer, when tomatoes and cucumbers are fresh from the garden.