There are so many reasons to celebrate the arrival of spring, including the delicious seasonal veggies. Fresh turnips, asparagus, and collard greens are so full of flavor that they’ll take your dishes to the next level. Check out three ways you can incorporate seasonal veggies into your meals.
You might know Richard Blais as the winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars. The chef has a reputation for whipping up delicious, creative dishes, including this turnip gratin recipe. You’ll notice the texture is that of potato gratin, but it has an entirely new flavor profile. You’ve likely never had turnips like this, so give it a try this spring. Then, you’ll have a hard time eating turnips any other way. It really is that delicious.
Frozen asparagus can do in a pinch, but the veggie tastes so much better when it’s fresh. There are numerous ways to prepare fresh asparagus, with grilling often a top choice. However, grilling asparagus takes some extra work and doesn’t always come out as planned. Fortunately, you can cut down on the work without sacrificing flavor with this recipe for oven-roasted asparagus. Some of the ingredients are optional, but the side dish tastes so much better when including each item on the list. Then, you’ll have a blend of flavors to enjoy while devouring the asparagus.
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Kickin’ Collard Greens
Do you love greens but wish they had just a bit more flavor? You’ll find what you’re searching for with this Kickin’ collard greens recipe. The recipe gets much of its flavor from the bacon and onions, and then you’ll toss in some red pepper flakes to give it the promised kick. Oh, and it’s prepared in true Southern style, down to the excess liquid you can use to dip your cornbread during your meal. If you want to turn the flavor up an additional notch, add some brown sugar to the recipe. A tablespoon will do the trick, and you’ll end up with one of the most mouthwatering sides ever.
You’re sure to wow your family and friends when you prepare these dishes. They’ll be hooked by the very first bite and impressed at the difference a fantastic recipe and fresh veggies can make.