Whether you’re hosting or just attending this season, holiday parties are all about the sides.
We bring you some of our favorite recipes that — though typically branded as side dishes — will arguably be the stars of the meal.
For a seasonal stunner, try:
A sophisticated appetizer or light meal, this soufflé-like pumpkin sformato anchors the dish garnished with fattoush, a bread salad.
Pickled mustard seeds add a burst of flavor to this colorful slaw flecked with fresh dill and sweetened with apples and honey.
For a warm and cozy option, try:
Middle Eastern flavors and chiles infuse these roasted apples drizzled with a sweet-sour gastrique vinaigrette.
This quick and colorful vegan corn recipe by Chicago’s Lisa Shaw can be prepared with conventional butter, if desired.
For a greener, fresher take, try:
Make this quick herb salad recipe your own with whatever greens and herbs you have on hand.
A spicy microgreen salad from Wyoming chef Clark Myers is enhanced with beets, pears and pistachios.
For a no-questions-asked crowd-pleaser, try:
For bread-baking beginners, this focaccia recipe is uncomplicated — and shines on the side or as the star of the meal.
This easy, 3-ingredient appetizer can even be made with thinly sliced apples if you can’t get figs.