The key to the deeply-seasoned potatoes in this tangy and creamy salad is to cook them in water seasoned with salt and vinegar. A dressing flavored with olive oil, sour cream, and dill binds it together.
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Radicchio, a hearty bitter lettuce, becomes remarkably sweet and succulent when charred over a live fire. Served with a drizzle of good olive oil and saba—a sweet wine-based condiment—along with a sprinkle of gorgonzola cheese, it's the best vegetable you've never grilled.
Crunchy and tender baby bok choy goes for a spin with a punchy sauce made with lots of garlic and fermented black beans. It's a flavor-packed stir-fry with minimal prep and all the flavor, minus the gloppy sauce.
Tender baby spinach and red shen choy are briefly simmered just until wilted, then served very simply in a broth flavored with lightly browned garlic. I can't think of an easier way to put a delicious side dish on the table.
Stir-frying in a light sauce flavored with a little soy sauce and a lot of garlic is my go-to method for cooking Asian greens. Quick, simple, and flavorful, it's really hard to go wrong, no matter which greens you decide to cook.
Simply simmered Chinese broccoli has a hearty flavor that pairs well with oyster sauce in this classic Cantonese preparation. Our version adds some fried garlic to the mix, using the flavorful garlic oil to amp up flavor.
This salad of crisp cabbage, carrots, and coconut is one of those Indian dishes that takes minimal effort, doesn't involve a whole range of spices, and is ready in minutes. Dressed in an infused oil, it's the perfect side dish for a meal of rice and chicken.
New potatoes steamed on top of the grill in foil packets are quicker and easier than any other grilled potato recipe I can think of, and best of all, by mixing up the additions to the packet you've got near endless flavor possibilities, making them the perfect side dish for whatever you want to throw on next to'em.
A hearty salad of chickpeas roasted with cumin and paprika until dense and nutty, combined with kale, fresh herbs, pine nuts, and sun-dried tomatoes. This is a salad that gets even better on the second day.
Sweet, smoky, and crisp mushroom bits that can be used anywhere that you'd use bacon bits.
Richly sweet and creamy innards matched with a slightly crisp exterior make these some incredible grilled sweet potatoes.
A hearty baked potato topped with broccoli florets and gooey, 100% vegan nacho sauce made from standard supermarket ingredients.
A thick, creamy, tangy, gooey vegan nacho sauce made with supermarket staples. Perfect for dipping or topping nachos, baked potatoes, veggie burgers, or macaroni and cheese.
Roasted green beans are swathed in balsamic vinaigrette and stippled with hazelnuts and crumbled blue cheese.
Caramelized oven-charred carrots are finished with tangy feta for a refreshing change of pace.
Quick sautéed root vegetables flavored with honey, soy sauce, and sesame oil, tossed with some fresh shiso leaves for a hearty but light-tasting side dish.
Caramelized roasted cauliflower with a pine nut, raisin, and caper vinaigrette.
Simple roasted brussels sprouts with extra-virgin olive oil.
Sweet and tender roasted squash seasoned with the modern Japanese combination of soy sauce and butter with a sprinkling of shichimi togarashi, a Japanese seven spice blend.
When I say crispy potatoes, I want potatoes crunchier than the best of french fries; a thick, craggy, crunchy crust that stays crunchy even after it's made its way through a couple circuits around the table. Here's how to get it right every time.