Q:I love all the savory, buttery, fried, and rich Thanksgiving food I can get my hands on—but would like one bright veggie-based dish to serve with the meal, too. Most of the veggie side recipes I see out there are delicious, but pretty heavy. Ideas?
A: If you're not opposed to salads, I find that a nice salad can often be the brightest spot in the Thanksgiving spread, and a great way to take a break from all the buttery goods. We've got a few of our favorites right here. This winter greens and roasted pear salad with pomegranate, blue cheese, and endive is particularly wonderful and ends up on my table every year—my mom insists on it.