Great Holiday Side Dishes
Bring color and fresh flavor to the table with your picks from these savory salads and vegetables
Sometimes the simplest of recipes are the most delicious. Plenty of garlic, some thyme, and really fresh green beans add up to more than the sum of their parts.
Recipe: Garlic and Thyme Green Beans
Tender carrots and crunchy pecans get tossed in a sweet brown sugar and ginger glaze for a quick side dish that's easy and delicious.
Recipe: Glazed Carrots with Pecans
This quick recipe for piquant brussels will save precious time this Thanksgiving, without sacrificing on taste.
Recipe: Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Fried Capers
Parmesan cheese and crunchy pine nuts will make a Brussels sprouts lover even out of those self-professed haters.
Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan and Pine Nuts
Garlic and red chile pair perfectly with peppery sautéed broccoli rabe for a colorful veggie side dish.
Recipe: Sautèed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Chiles (Rape Fritte)
By topping parmesan-flavored creamed spinach with a bread crumb topping, creamed spinach becomes a great potluck dish that can be made up to a day ahead and needs just a few minutes under the broiler to be hot, crunchy, and ready for the table.
Recipe: Creamed Spinach Gratin
A little bit of cayenne kick makes these green beans stand out from the pack of their bland, boiled cousins.
Recipe: Southwestern Roasted Green Beans
Lemon’s bright flavor and sweet currants give spinach a festive touch for Thanksgiving entertaining.
Recipe: Spinach with Lemon and Currants
Tender, thinly shaved Brussels sprouts are sautéed with salty, crispy pancetta in this simple, crowd-pleasing side dish.
Recipe: Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
A little white wine, fresh lime juice, and manchego cheese jazz up ho-hum Thanksgiving Day green beans.
Recipe: Garlic Green Beans with Manchego
Sweet persimmons, crunchy pecans, and bright green spinach make for a festive salad at the Thanksgiving table.
Recipe: Spinach and Persimmon Salad
Sweet citrus and dates, in season throughout the west all winter long, pair beautifully with bitter radicchio. Tangelos and blood oranges would also work well in this recipe.
Recipe: Radicchio Salad with Citrus, Dates, Almonds, and Parmesan Cheese
This fall salad is bursting with color and flavor from sweet poached pears, crunchy macadamia nuts, creamy goat cheese, and jewel-colored pomegranate seeds--very impressive.
Recipe: Poached Pear, Macadamia, and Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese
This pretty mix of fall favorites, sweet Asian pears, crisp fennel, and crunchy walnuts, is a perfect salad for special occasions.
Recipe: Asian Pear, Fennel, and Walnut Salad