Fall is here and whether you’re a fan of the cooler weather or not you have to admit, fall seasonal veggies are a bounty of comfort and deliciousness. We usually turn these vegetables into soups and stews, or roast them until they’re tender yet incredibly crisp at the edges. If you’re looking for some ideas for what to do with your fall harvest here are five seasonal veggies to work into your next meal plan and a few ideas on how to serve them. Enjoy!
Potatoes – I love pulling potatoes from the earth at the end of the summer. Fresh potatoes have such delicate skins that you don’t even have to peel them. Just give them a bit of a scrub in running water to get the dirt off and they’re ready to go. Here are six ideas for using your fresh fall potatoes – the potato gallete is a MUST try!
Onions – The very best way to use fresh fall onions is to turn them into French Onion Soup. Is there anything more comforting in the chill of September weather than soup? I don’t think so. You can also use your fresh garlic and the last of your summer herbs in this dish. Try this recipe: French Onion Soup.
Carrots – There are so many ways to use carrots but they’re usually a supporting member of a much larger cast. Try making your freshly harvested fall carrots the star of their own show in this carrot soufflé.
Squash – Pumpkin is typically king of this fall category but other squashes are in season right now too. Consider Butternut squash, spaghetti squash or acorn squash. We love to roast squash in our home – try this recipe for acorn squash with honey, walnuts and brussels sprouts!
Beets – the ultimate versatile fall vegetable has got to be the beet. If it’s chilly roast them with some sweet potatoes or turn them into soup. If it’s still warm enough to not want to heat up the house with the oven then put them into salad with feta and a honey dressing. There are so many things you can do with the humble beet but one of the very best things you can do is pickle them so they’ll be available to use all year long. Here’s a recipe to get you started.