Holiday Cooking

Looking for inspiration for your holiday table?

Here are some hearty and delicious dishes that feature a variety of vegetables, so you can wow your guests with a display of vibrant colors, textures, and flavors.

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

This dish makes a beautiful centerpiece, with its top layer of bright, orange sweet potatoes. The filling of chickpeas and vegetables gives the pie a nice “bite,” making this recipe a top contender for any holiday gathering.
three green salad with wheatberries and mushroom bacon

Three-Green & Wheat Berry Salad with Mushroom Bacon

Skip processed meats and try our mushroom “bacon,” used here in combination with three different types of greens and wheat berries. This tasty salad is sure to go fast, so you may even want to double the recipe!
Endive leaves topped with cara cara orange segments and toasted walnuts

Endive Salad with Citrus Walnut Dressing

In this salad, the sweetness of oranges balances the bitter-sweetness of endive, while the bright acidity of the dressing ties the flavors together. Walnuts are both blended into the creamy dressing, and chopped over the salad for a satisfying crunch.
French style lentils cooked with carrots, shallots, olive oil, and topped with whole grain mustard, chives, and some creme fraiche.

French Style Lentils

Here’s a dish of lentils prepared in the classic French style—straight up, with simple aromatics and a little attention to detail. Cooking the lentils in a mixture of water, carrots, garlic, and bay leaves ensures plenty of base flavor.

Olive Oil Dressing with Chicken & Walnuts

We show how to use meat as a condiment in this recipe, which also includes olive oil – no butter – and whole wheat bread. Walnuts, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, give the dish a subtle, nutty flavor and delightful texture.
Butternut squash soup with balsamic glaze

Butternut Squash Soup

Using a vegetable stock as the base, this hearty golden soup is flavor-filled with leeks, parsley, and thyme, topped with a balsamic glaze and roasted pumpkin seeds. It’s surprisingly light yet satiating at the same time.
A bowl of creamy cauliflower soup topped with roasted cauliflower and toasted walnuts and drips of extra virgin olive oil

Cauliflower and Walnut Soup

When it comes to making smooth, velvety vegetable soups, cauliflower is kind of a secret weapon. In fact, this soup is so creamy you’d be hard-pressed to believe there isn’t any dairy in it. And to elevate this soup even more, we blend in toasted walnuts to thicken the soup slightly.

Quick-Pickled Beets & Fennel

Add a burst of color to your tabletop with bright beets and crisp fennel. An easy recipe that you can prepare in advance, this recipe shows another way to prepare veggies – no oven required!

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