This sauce is a natural match for sweet, tender carrots.
Basil adds a delicate, fresh flavor to pesto, pastas, and sandwiches..
Fresh basil and lemon juice brighten the flavors of a fresh vegetable medley. During recipe testing, we’ve found that the 18-oz. organic packages of prepared polenta have a deliciously creamy-grainy texture, so opt for organic if you can find it.
Full-fat coconut milk eases up the indulgence level of this creamy-cheesy potato casserole.
Pale-green Romanesco broccoli and black rice give this dish a gorgeous color contrast, but you could also use white or brown rice and cauliflower or broccoli florets.
The national dish of Vietnam, pho is an aromatic noodle soup that’s traditionally made with beef broth. Here, store-bought vegetable broth is spiked with onion, garlic, and spices for a full-bodied vegetarian alternative.
Think of these rolls as noodle-wrapped salads with a dressing for dipping.
Grilling or broiling the squash in this simple antipasto accentuates its nutty flavor.
Inspired by a whiff of a fragrant fish soup in a San Francisco restaurant, Heidi Swanson created this simple and versatile vegetarian version.
“Growing up, my mother made a recipe similar to this one using canned asparagus—typically, it was for a family gathering or special occasion,” explains Marie Valdes. “For this contest, I set out to re-create the forgotten family favorite but used fresh asparagus, and then added my own twist with the lemon Parmesan corn, which I thought was a great accompaniment to the asparagus.”
Small, sweet peppers are roasted and softened while a filling of herbed goat cheese melts into creamy goodness on the grill. The peppers will keep in the fridge up to two hours before grilling.
Julia McGill, a teacher in central Virginia, serves this pasta family style so her sons can customize, but feel free to add the works for a comforting veggie-packed dinner.
This is an elegant make-ahead dessert that both kids and adults enjoy. Fresh basil helps highlight the strawberry flavor in the sorbet layer of the terrine.