14 delicious ways to enjoy autumn vegetables
We can't get enough of autumn vegetables and the warm, savory recipes they inspire. Soup, appetizers, roasts—it's all here, including some lesser-known veggies we hope you'll try.
- Turn up the heat with this curried broccoli couscous packed with protein.
- Smother lightly roasted Brussels sprouts with vinegar-glazed red onions, and garnish with chopped hazelnuts if you like.
- Kohlrabi may look weird, but its root cooks beautifully in a roast along with creamy butternut squash.
- Cauliflower rice is one of the most creative uses of a cauliflower we've ever seen. Pulverize the florets in your food processor, heat in a skillet with your favorite spices. That's it!
- We love the chayote (known by many names, including mirliton and pear squash) for its mild flavor and versatility—you can eat it raw or cooked. Impress your foodie friends with this chayote poblano soup at your next get-together.
- Bitter when eaten raw, braised Belgian endive mellows once cooked. It's a nice alternative to your usual greens as a side dish.
- We eat garlic year-round, but now that it's in season it's time to get creative. Garlic-thyme quinoa patties make a great entree or side dish.
- Or you could just stock up for the winter and make a ton of pickled garlic.
- The next time you want easy, healthy hors d'oeuvres, try these jalapeño poppers, stuffed with black beans, corn and quinoa, then baked.
- Are you sick of pumpkin-everything yet? Before you swear it off forever, you have to try this pumpkin hummus. Sounds strange, tastes incredible. Trust us!
- Sweet potatoes and ginger are both in season right now, so why not mash them together? Sweet potatoes with ginger and cardamom is a side dish, but it sounds good enough to be dessert!
- High in antioxidants and vitamins K, A and C, sautéed Swiss chard with oranges only takes a few minutes to make and puts a powerhouse veggie on your plate.
- Is there anything healthier and more beautiful than this beet and turnip gratin?
- Once you've finished the gratin, don't throw away those turnip greens! These slow cooker turnip greens are true comfort food.