Most of us have a main dish that we always make for our holidays feasts; it’s the sides that make even cheery cooks feel a little stymied. I love side dishes that pack a lot of flavor, bring out a different side to familiar ingredients, and can be made ahead.
The Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Caramelized Leeks raise your everyday mashed potatoes to another level, the Roasted Root Vegetables with Scallion and Chipotle Honey Glaze give those humble tubers bragging rights at the table, and the Quinoa and Broccoli Salad with Pesto-Meyer Lemon Dressing is a vegetarian grain side that packs enough heft and protein to be considered a main course for those who wish it to be.
Happy holidays, all! Pass everything down!