Cuisine: Vegetarian

Smoked Olives

My sister-in-law Rhonda brought us these smoked olives from the Suffolk Smokehouse and Deli in the UK. People go crazy for them. They go great with cocktails, beer, and wine.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: Makes 3 cups

Artichoke-Dill Dressing

Marinated artichokes kicks this dressing up a notch. This Artichoke-Dill Dressing has many uses - crostini, potato salad, dip, dressing, etc. The possibilities are endless.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: Makes 1 cup

Toasted Farro & Asparagus Salad

Toasted Farro & Asparagus Salad is a delicious way to eat asparagus, it’s great for a weekday lunch. Farro is a food composed of the grains of certain wheat species. Because it contains more fiber than other popular grains like rice or even quinoa, farro might have even more positive benefits when it comes to digestion and cardiovascular health. It's also exceptionally high in protein for a grain and supplies more than 10 different vitamins and minerals.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Sautéed String Beans with Garlic

These Sautéed String Beans with Garlic are from Din Tai Fung, which is a restaurant originating in Taiwan, specializing in xiaolongbao (steamed dumplings). They have branches in Japan, the US, South Korea, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and Thailand. It was named one of the top ten restaurants in the world by The New York Times on January 17, 1993. Everything they serve is amazing. The string beans are like no other, crispy, yet tender and silky.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Indian Chickpea Curry with Spinach

Indian Chickpea Curry with Spinach is a super flavorful, vegetarian side dish. The fresh spinach provides a wide variety of important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Chickpeas, which are also packed with many vital nutrients, are a great vegetarian source of protein and fiber.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Chipotle-Lime Cauliflower Tacos

These Chipotle-Lime Cauliflower Tacos will be a hit at your Cinco de Mayo party. Add them to your buffet and your vegetarian friends will be very pleased. Not only are these super healthy and nutritious, but also delicious.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Chipotle-Cheddar Corn Casserole

This Chipotle-Cheddar Corn Casserole recipe brings out the sweetness of the corn and has a subtle kick from the chipotle. With the addition of creamy cheddar cheese it makes a delicious side dish that can be made ahead.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower with Manchego

Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower with Manchego is all done on a sheet pan. The Manchego, which is undoubtedly Spain’s most famous cheese, adds a sweet, salty and lightly nutty taste to the vegetables.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Radish Crostini with Lemon Cheese Spread

Radish Crostini with Lemon Cheese Spread makes a great hors d'oeuvres for a party. It's light, lemony and very refreshing.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Spice-Roasted Carrots

These Spice-Roasted Carrots are really flavorful. I used baby rainbow carrots. Roasting them brings out the natural sweetness of the carrots. They are good hot, warm or room temperature.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 8 Servings