13 Root Veggie Recipes That Make Eating More Produce Easy
In the summer, it’s a cinch to meet your daily quota of fruit and veggies. Tender, juicy produce like heirloom tomatoes and sweet corn are easy to turn into veggie sautés, and if you’ve got a grill, nothing hits the spot like a portobello burger. But when autumn hits, it’s time to make a few menu tweaks. Even though items like potatoes, rutabaga, and turnips are heartier, it doesn’t mean they’re that much harder to cook. These 13 recipes show just how easy (and delicious) it is to add more fall vegetables to your diet.
3. Burdock Root-Stuffed Chicken: Called “gobo” in Japan, burdock root has a distinct, slightly sweet flavor. Wrap chicken cutlets or pounded boneless, skinless thighs around the root, then cook through and brown on all sides for a tasty meal. (via Momina Ina)
4. Korean Bulgogi Burritos With Pickled Daikon: Sweet and salty bulgogi beef brings huge flavor to these burritos. Pickled daikon (a type of radish) adds a hint of brightness to balance out the savory meat. (via Nerds With Knives)
6. Lotus Root Fritter Wraps: Lotus root gives these fritters a light texture, crispy outside and creamy inside. Wrap them in flatbread along with a spoonful of persimmon salsa. (via The Healthy Hunter Blog)
8. Beef, Turnip, and Bok Choy Stir-Fry: If you’ve only ever had turnips mashed or boiled, this recipe will make you see them in a whole new light. Stir-fry them with beef and bok choy for a surprisingly quick weeknight meal. (via Thing I Made Today)
10. Paleo Chicken and Celeriac Rice Casserole: If you’ve made rice from cauliflower and been less than impressed, you’ll be pleased by this celeriac. It’s much more flavorful than the cauliflower version, and adds more nutrients to this creamy casserole. (via Inspiralized)
11. Cider Braised Pork Chops: Pork chops braised in apple cider stay incredibly moist, and become infused with the flavor of apple cider. Apples and rutabaga cook in the same pot, making for a tasty side dish. (via Caroline’s Cooking)
12. Portuguese Cabbage and Linguiça Soup: Linguiça, a cured Portuguese sausage similar in flavor to Spanish chorizo, gives this soup a rich taste. Cabbage and squash are added to the mix, along with chicken, for a meal you won’t be able to stop slurping. (via Milly’s Kitchen)
13. Jerusalem Artichoke Spaghetti With Parsley Pesto: Also known as sunchokes, Jerusalem artichokes bring a nutty sweetness to this pasta dish. It’s punctuated by the robust flavors of Parmesan cheese and parsley pesto.
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