Looking for a way to infuse your mundane meal with new life? Next time you're in the produce aisle fill your cart with these underrated but delicious vegetables, and bring something new to the dinner table.
This nutritional powerhouse is packed with iron, but is often underserved when it comes to taste. Perk up boring steamed kale with a dressing made of garlic, lemon, soy sauce, and sesame seeds. Or for a crunchy snack, baked kale chips – dry the leaves thoroughly, spritz with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper, and bake in a single layer at 350 for 5-10 minutes or until the edges are starting to brown.
We all know that radishes provide a nice zip to salads and make pretty garnishes, but have you ever tried cooking one? They are delicious and beautiful sliced in half and sautéed in butter or olive oil or roasted – season with salt and pepper as needed.
This humble root vegetable is divine roasted or mashed with butter and cream. Parsnips are also great grated raw and tossed with a citrus dressing. Parsnips are a great option if you're looking to do prepare something other than a traditional potato.
In late summer, every backyard gardener has about a million gigantic zucchinis to get rid of, and the price at the market drops to almost nothing. This is a great time to take advantage of this squash’s versatility. Make breads and muffins, grill them or slow-caramelize in oil with a few mustard seeds for a surprisingly decadent side.