5 Un-BEET-able Thanksgiving Sides
Move over, bland mashed potatoes - these sides are bright and fresh and flavorful!
Don’t get us wrong – we’re suckers for creamy mashed potatoes, salty gravy, and *of course* all the stuffing we can fit into our cheeks until we look like chipmunks. Thanksgiving, to us, is all about nostalgia and togetherness and comforting platters of food that you remember noshing on when you were little. That said, it’s always fun to switch it up a bit and throw some new flavors and colors onto the ol’ turkey day table – that’s where this round up comes in!
We’ve brought together some fresh twists on Thanksgiving classics – from our family table, to yours!
Perhaps mashed potatoes prettier cousin who lives somewhere glamorous and always Instagrams herself on the beach, Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Honey-Ginger Aioli are a spiced up play on potatoes that’ll have everyone digging in for seconds.
Is there ever a time when roasted cauliflower isn’t a yummy idea? We love the harvest hues of this Roasted Cauliflower, Beet, and Wheatberry Salad!
Get fancy-schmancy with a Citrusy Beet and Clementine Salad course. The fresh ginger and lemon zest dressing on this juicy, nutty salad would be a lovely refresher between turkey-overload and pumpkin pie.
Does your family do a soup course? Maybe this is the year to start! A light Beet Fennel Soup with Roasted Chickpeas is the perfect accoutrement to the traditional going around the table and saying what you’re all grateful for moment!
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving 2016 without some Brussels on the table. Far from the over-done (because they’re insanely delicious, but still!) roasted Brussels sprout side, this Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pears, Beets, and Gorgonzola is raw, delicate, and incredibly tasty.
Feel inspired by our spread of sides? Let us know!