Miscellaneous Vegetables ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables | A Veggie Venture: Miscellaneous Vegetables ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables

Miscellaneous Vegetables ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables

AMARANTH ARUGULA BLACK-EYED PEAS BOK CHOY BROCCOLI RAAB CELERIAC CELERY CHARD CHAYOTE DAIKON EDAMAME ENDIVE FIDDLEHEAD FERN HEARTS of PALM JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES JICAMA LEAFY GREENS LEEKS LETTUCE LIMA BEANS MÂCHE MISO NOPALITOS PARSLEY ROOT PARSNIPS POKEWEED RADICCHIO RADISH RUTABAGA SOY SPROUTS TOFU TURNIPS WATERCRESS YAMS





Amaranth
See also Leafy Greens

THE BASICS
[AM-uh-ranth] Once considered a weed in the U.S., amaranth is finally being acknowledged as the nourishing high-protein food it is. Amaranth greens have a delicious, slightly sweet flavor and can be used both in cooking and for salads.

Amaranth in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Amaranth Greens 15min/15min – WW0 – NetCarb4



Arugula
Also called Rocket

THE BASICS
[uh-ROO-guh-lah] Arugula is a bitterish, aromatic salad green with a peppery mustard flavor.

Arugula SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Arugula with Peaches, Concord Grapes and Feta
Arugula Salad with Smoked Trout & Peach Preserve Dressing 10min/10min
Detox Chopped Salad 25min/25min – WW2 – PP3 – SP4 – FS4 – NetCarb13
Simple Arugula Salad 5min/5min – WW0 – NetCarb1

Arugula EXTRAS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Arugula Pesto 20min/20min – WW0/WW4 – NetCarb0/2



Black-Eyed Peas

THE BASICS
Originating in Asia, the black-eyed pea is thought to have been introduced to the United States through the African slave trade. This small beige bean has a black circular "eye" at its inner curve. In the American South, black-eyed peas are served at New Year's for good luck.

Crowder peas are some times confused with black-eyed peas. I made this common mistake but readers quickly set me straight! Please see Fresh Crowder Peas (Not Black-Eyed Peas).


Black-Eyed Peas in SALADS
Kitchen Parade recipes
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Salad

A Veggie Venture recipes
Summer Black-Eyed Pea Salad 20min/4hrs – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb5

Black-Eyed Peas in SOUP
Kitchen Parade recipes
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
Hoppin' John Soup 40min/2hrs – WW1 – PP3 – NetCarb12
New Year's Soup with Black-eyed Peas & Collard Greens 30min/90min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb10

Black-Eyed Peas in MAIN DISHES
A Veggie Venture recipes
Warm Black-eyed Peas with Yogurt & Ginger 15min/4hrs – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb20



Bok Choy
Including baby bok choy, Shanghai bok choy, Chinese cabbage

THE BASICS
[bahk CHOY] Also called Chinese white cabbage, pak choy, pak choi and white mustard cabbage, bok choy is a mild, versatile vegetable with crunchy white stalks and tender, dark green leaves. It is closely related to Napa cabbage.

Bok Choy in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Braised Shanghai Bok Choy 5min/35min – WW1 – NetCarb9
Broccoli & Bok Choy with Coconut Curry 15min/25min – WW3 – NetCarb7
Garlicky Bok Choy 20min/30min – WW1 – NetCarb7
Soy-Glazed Bok Choy 20min/20min – WW1/WW2 – NetCarb10

Bok Choy SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Bok Choy Salad with Chinese Salad Dressing 15min/15min – WW1 – NetCarb5
Bok Choy Salad with Homemade Creamy Vinaigrette WW2 – PP2 – SP3 – NetCarb5
Easy Steamed Bok Choy Salad 10min/15min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb5

Bok Choy in SOUPS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Weight Watchers Asian Zero Points Soup 35min/45min – WW0/WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb11

Bok Choy in MAIN DISHES
A Veggie Venture recipes
Kalamata Tuna Salad Bok Choy Wraps 10min/10min – WW2/3 – PP2/3 – NetCarb2
Stir-Fried Brown Rice 15min/15min – WW7 – NetCarb36



Broccoli Raab
Also called Broccoli Rabe, also called Rapini

THE BASICS
All About Broccoli Rabe & recipes from food bloggers all over

Broccoli Rabe in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Broccoli Rabe with Peppers 5min/10min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb4
Potato, Cabbage & Rapini Colcannon 10min/40min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb9
Steamed Broccoli Rabe 5min/10min – WW0 – NetCarb8

Broccoli Rabe in SOUP
Kitchen Parade recipes
Meatball Soup with Broccoli Rabe
Turkey Orzo Soup with Lemon & Spinach

Broccoli Rabe in MAIN DISHES
A Veggie Venture recipes
Meyer Lemon Crème Fraîche Pasta with Broccoli Rabe 25min/25min – WW12 – NetCarb46
Pasta with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe 20min/45min – WW6 – PP7 – SP7 – NetCarb19

Broccoli Rabe in SANDWICHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Rapini Panini



Celeriac
Also called Celery Root and Celery Knob

THE BASICS
[seh-LER-ay-ak] This rather ugly, knobby, brown vegetable is actually the root of a special celery cultivated specifically for its root. It tastes like a cross between a strong celery and parsley.

Celeriac in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Celeriac Rémoulade 25min/25min – WW4 – NetCarb9
Celeriac Slaw 10min/10min – WW1 – NetCarb11

Celeriac in MAIN DISHES
A Veggie Venture recipes
Warm Root Salad in Horseradish Vinaigrette 35min/90min – WW3/WW7 – NetCarb12-24



Celery
Including Cardoon
See also Celeriac (Celery Root)

Quick Note Celery gets tossed into so many vegetable salads, soups, etc. The recipe in this list, however, are recipes that really count on celery as a major/primary ingredient.

THE BASICS
How to braise celery
How to cook celery in soup
How to wrap celery to last in the fridge

Celery in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Barbecues Vegetables Oriental 20min/45min – WW2 – PP3 – SP3 – NetCarb11
Boozy Baked Celery 20min/60min – WW1 – NetCarb4
Celery with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers 15min/35min – WW1 – NetCarb6
Lemony Creamy Brussels Sprouts & Celery 25min/25min – WW1 – NetCarb6
Simple Braised Celery 5min/20min – WW0 – NetCarb3

Celery in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Broccoli, Pepper & Celery Salad 10min/10min – WW1 – PP1 – SP1 – FS1 – NetCarb6
Celery & Apple Salad 10min/10min – WW1/WW2 – NetCarb6
Celery & Chickpea Salad 25min/25min – WW3 – PP4 – SP6 – FS3 – NetCarb13
Celery Salad with Dates & Walnuts 15min/14min – WW4 – PP5 – SP7 – FS7 – NetCarb10
Festive Celery, Cauliflower and Apple Salad
Greek Bread Salad with Toasted Pita Chips 20min/20min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – NetCarb7
Summer Lentils 40min/100min – WW1/2 – PP2/3 – SP3/4 – NetCarb7/8
Watermelon & Celery Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette 15min/15min – WW2 – PP3 – SP4 – NetCarb14

Celery in SOUP
A Veggie Venture recipes
Cream of Celery Soup 20min/60min – WW1 – PP2 – SP1 – NetCarb11
Homemade Minestrone Soup 35min/1hr – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb18

Celery in APPETIZERS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Jealous Marys 15min/15min – WW2 – PP1 – SP3 – FS3 – NetCarb6
Spinach Dip with Standing Veggies 15min/1day – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb1
Thai-Style Celery & Peanut Butter 15min/15min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb2



Chard
Also called Swiss Chard
See also Leafy Greens

THE BASICS
Chard is a member of the beet family and has crinkly green leaves and silvery, celery-like stalks. Rhubarb chard has dark green leaves, reddish stalks and has a stronger flavor than chard with lighter leaves and stalks. Ruby chard has a bright red stalk and deep red, green-tinged leaves. The greens can be prepared like hearty or mature spinach, the stalks like asparagus.

Chard for BREAKFAST
A Veggie Venture recipes
Green Smoothies 10min/10min – WW2/WW3 – PP3/PP4/PP5 – NetCarb21/26/33/36

Chard in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Greens with Sour Cream 25min/25min – WW4 – PP5 – NetCarb9
Simple Swiss Chard 10min/20min – WW1 – NetCarb2
Swiss Chard Gratin 55min/75min – WW2/WW3 – NetCarb9/14

Chard in MAIN DISHES
A Veggie Venture recipes
Chard & Chickpeas with Feta 30min/50min – WW7 – PP9 – NetCarb43
Crustless Quiche with Greens & Garden Vegetables 35min/60min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb6
Farmgirl's Swiss Chard Tuna Salad 15min/15min – WW5 – PP5 – SP5 – FS5 – NetCarb1
Swiss Chard Skillet Supper with Tomatoes, Corn, Fresh Dill & Feta 25min/35min – WW3 – PP3 – SP4 – FS3 – NetCarb9



Chayote
Also called mirliton, christophene and chokos
See also Summer Squash

THE BASICS
[chi-OH-tay] Once the principal food of the Aztecs and Mayas, chayote is a gourd-like fruit about the size and shape of a very large pear. Beneath its furrowed, pale green skin is a white, rather bland-tasting flesh surrounding one soft seed. In the United States, chayote is grown in several states including California, Florida and Louisiana.

Chayote in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Chayote Squash 5min/15min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb3
Vegetable Pulao 20min/40min – WW2/WW3 – NetCarb26/22

Chayote in SOUP
Chayote Soup 15min/60-90min – WW1 – NetCarb7
Chayote Soup with a Kick 35min/2hrs – WW2/4 – PP2/5 – NetCarb10/11
Italian Wedding Soup 20min/50min – WW1 – PP3 – NetCarb13



Daikon
Also called Asian Radish, Chinese Turnip & Japanese Radish


THE BASICS
[DI-kuhn, DI-kon] From the Japanese words dai (large) and kon (root), this vegetable is actually a large Asian radish. While the skin can be either creamy white or black, its flesh is crisp, juicy and white with a sweet, fresh flavor.

Daikon in SALADS
Carrot & Daikon Refrigerator Pickle 15min/24hrs – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – NetCarb9
Daikon & Pepper Salad 10min/10min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb3
Daikon & Carrot Salad 10min/40min – WW0 – PP1 – SP2 – NetCarb8



Edamame
See also Soy

THE BASICS
[eh-dah-MAH-meh] Edamame is the Japanese name for fresh soybeans. They're available shelled and unshelled in the frozen food section. They're also occasionally found in fresh produce but are much more expensive.
How to Cook Edamame Right in the Shell

Edamame in SALADS
Asian Vegetables with Kidney & Edamame Beans 25min/24hrs – WW1 - NetCarb9
Asparagus & Edamame Salad 20min/50min – WW2 - NetCarb6
Carrot & Edamame Salad 20min/20min – WW3 – PP4 – SP5 – NetCarb12

Edamame in APPETIZERS
Edamame in the Shell 2min/20min – WW1 – NetCarb0
Edamame Snacks 5-10min/15-30min – WW1 - NetCarb1

Edamame in MAIN DISHES
Stir-Fried Brown Rice 15min/15min – WW7 - NetCarb36



Endive
Including Belgian Endive (also called French Endive and witloof), Curly Endive, Frisée and Escarole
Also sometimes confused with Chicory (Radicchio)

THE BASICS
Endive and chicory are cousins, both part of the same botanical family, Cichorium. What we call Belgian endive actually comes from the chicory side. The heads are about six inches long with tightly packed, slightly bitter leaves. They are grown in complete darkness in order to affect the trademark creamy color. Curly endive grows in loose heads of lacy, green-rimmed outer leaves that curl at the tips. The off-white center leaves form a compact heart. The leaves are prickly to the touch and slightly bitter to the taste. Escarole has broad, slightly curved, pale green leaves with a milder flavor than either Belgian or curly endive.

Endive in SALADS
Easy Make-Ahead Endive & Apple Salad 20min/24hrs – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb4
Spring & Summer Sliced Salad 20min/20min – WW3 – PP5 – NetCarb14
Winter Greens Salad ♥ with Oranges, Avocado, Olives, Feta & Orange-Cumin Vinaigrette 15min/15min – WW2 – PP3 – SP4 – FS3 – NetCarb8



Fiddlehead Fern
Also called Ostrich Fern and Pohole

THE BASICS
A young, edible, tightly coiled fern frond that resembles the spiral end of a violin or 'fiddle'. The shoots are in their coiled form for only about 2 weeks before they unfurl into graceful greenery.

Fiddlehead Ferns in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Fiddlehead Ferns 5min/15min – WW2



Hearts of Palm

THE BASICS
"Heart of palm" are the edible inner portion of the stem of the cabbage palm tree which grows in many tropical climates and is Florida's official state tree. Hearts of palm are slender, ivory-colored, delicately flavored and expensive. They resemble white asparagus, sans tips. Their texture is firm and smooth and the flavor is reminiscent of an artichoke.

Hearts of Palm in SALADS
Avocado Salad with Hearts of Palm 15min/20min – WW5 – PP6 – NetCarb20



Jerusalem Artichokes
Also called Sunchokes

THE BASICS
Jerusalem artichokes have nothing to do with Jerusalem! Neither are they truly artichokes! Instead Jerusalem Artichokes are a variety of sunflower. They are lumpy, brown-skinned tubers somewhat resembling gingerroot (fresh ginger). Because of the name confusion, modern-day growers now call Jerusalem artichokes "sunchokes".

Must sunchokes be peeled? No but do wash them very carefully

Jerusalem Artichokes in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Sautéed Sunchokes with Apple & Pancetta 10min/30min – WW2 – NetCarb15

Jerusalem Artichokes in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Autumn Sunchoke Salad 25min/25min – WW2 – NetCarb11

Jerusalem Artichokes in APPETIZERS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Jerusalem Artichokes as Crudites 15min/15min



Jicama
Also called Mexican Potato & Mexican Turnip

THE BASICS
[HEE-kah-mah] Jicama is a large, bulbous root vegetable with a thin brown skin which should be peeled before eating or cooking and white crunchy flesh. Its sweet, nutty flavor is good both raw and cooked.

Vegetables 101: What Is Jicama?

Jicama in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Chopped Salad with Sun-dried Tomato Dressing 30min/30min – WW1
Eloisa's Jicama Salad 15min/24hrs – WW0 – PP0 – SP1 – FS0 – NetCarb5
Jicama Slaw 25min/25min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb4



Leafy Greens
Including specifically Beet Greens, Chard, Collard Greens, Dandelion Greens, Kohlrabi Greens, Kale, Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens & Spinach.

See also Amaranth, Bok Choy, Fiddlehead Ferns and Pokeweed
See also Lettuce

Cook's Note: Most recipes for greens are interchangeable. Still, cooking techniques and times vary because greens come with different thicknesses, due to both varietal differences and relative maturity. So I really appreciate recipes that call for specific greens and therefore list them separately.

THE BASICS
Vegetables 101: What Are Bitter Greens?
How to hold greens to eat later (my meal prep staple!)
How to cook greens with an Asian twist
How to cook pasta & greens with just one pot

Beet GREENs
Kitchen Parade recipes
Trio of Vegetables with Sour Cream: Ontario Greens

A Veggie Venture recipes
Beet Green Risotto 40min/40min – WW3 – NetCarb22
Beet Greens & Three-Onion Pizza 36min/60min – WW8 (plus crust) - NetCarb7 (plus crust)
Farro with Beet Greens 15min/30min – WW4 – NetCarb35
Gratin of Greens 20min/2hrs – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb3
Greek Greens (Flash Cook to Eat Later) 15min/20min
Greens & Stems with Mustard 15min/20min – WW0 – PP1 – NetCarb2
Greens 'n' All Beet Soup 35min/90min – WW1/WW2 – NetCarb14/15
Greens with Sour Cream 25min/25min – WW4 – PP5 – NetCarb9
Grilled Beets, Greens & Beans

Collard GREENs
A Veggie Venture recipes
Braised Collard Greens 15min/60min – WW1/WW0 – NetCarb5/4
Hoppin' John Soup 40min/2hrs – WW1 – PP3 – NetCarb12
New Year's Soup with Black-eyed Peas & Collard Greens 30min/90min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb10

Dandelion GREENs
A Veggie Venture recipes
Cream of Dandelion Soup 30min/30min – WW6/WW8 – NetCarb18
Dandelion Greens with Mushroom & Pancetta 15min/15min – WW2 – NetCarb8
Simple Dandelion Salad 15min/15min – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb5

Kohlrabi GREENs
A Veggie Venture recipes
Asian Greens 15min/30min – WW0 – PP1 – NetCarb2

Mustard GREENs
No recipes yet, this is my reminder!

Turnip GREENs
A Veggie Venture recipes
Frozen Turnip Greens with Diced Turnip 5min/20min – WW1 – NetCarb1
Gratin of Greens 20min/2hrs – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb3
New Year's Turnip Greens 25min/2hrs – WW2 – NetCarb2




Leeks
See also Onions

THE BASICS
Leeks are related to both garlic and onion though their flavor and fragrance are milder and more subtle. They have thick, white cylindrical stalks with slightly bulbous roots. The broad, flat, dark green leaves wrap tightly around each other like a rolled newspaper. Leeks are notoriously difficult to clean, it's a real process. Still, I love to use leeks when a dish needs subtle leek flavor. Trader Joe's carries frozen leeks, they come cleaned!

How to clean leeks
How to steam leeks

Leeks in MAIN DISHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Asparagus Whole Wheat Bread Pudding
Cauliflower Risotto
Leek Sauce for Pasta

Leeks in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Kitchen Parade recipes
Spring Stuffing

A Veggie Venture recipes
Creamy Cauliflower Gratin 35min/60min – WW2/WW6 – NetCarb7/16
Fennel, Leek & Mushroom Sautée 15min/15min – WW0/WW1/WW2/NetCarb5/6
Leek & Root Vegetable Gratin 45min/2hrs – WW2/4 – NetCarb15/22
Leeks & Asparagus 5min/15min – WW1
Sautéed Cabbage with Dill 5min/15min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb5
Steamed Leeks with Chopped Egg 10min/20min – WW0 – NetCarb4

Leeks in SOUP
Kitchen Parade recipes
Creamy Wild Rice Soup
Scandinavian Split-Pea Soup
Vichyssoise
Winter Tomato Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
Homemade Minestrone Soup 35min/1hr – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb18
Homemade Vegetable Bouillon 35min/35min
Potato Soup 30min/90min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb18
Watercress Soup 20min/60min – WW2 – PP3 – SP4 – NetCarb 15

Leeks in STAPLES
A Veggie Venture recipes
No Waste Leek Stock 5min/60min – WW0



Lettuce
See also other greens often used in salads Arugula, Endive, Mâche, Radicchio, Spinach and Watercress

THE BASICS
Hundreds of lettuce varieties are grown throughout the world. In the U.S., there are four general classifications of lettuce commonly available. Butterhead lettuce has small, round and loosely formed heads with soft, buttery-textured leaves ranging from pale green on the outer leaves to pale yellow-green on the inner leaves. The flavor is sweet and succulent. Crisphead lettuce is commonly known as iceberg, which, in truth, is a variety of crisphead. It has large, round and tightly packed heads. Though crisp, succulent and wilt-resistant, all crispheads have a rather neutral flavor. Leaf lettuce has leaves that branch from a single stalk in a loose bunch rather than forming a tight head. The leaves are crisper and more full-flavored. Romaine lettuce has an elongated head with dark green outer leaves that lighten to pale celadon in the center. The leaves are crisp and slightly bitter and the crunchy midrib is particularly succulent. Lollo is a beautiful, frilly and slightly bitter lettuce.

See also salad dressings & salad suppers
See also How to Make Salad Dressing & Never Buy Salad Dressing Again

Lettuce in SALADS
Kitchen Parade recipes
BLT Pasta Salad
Pair of Strawberry Salads: Strawberry Pepper Salad
That Pink Salad

A Veggie Venture recipes
Beet & Walnut Salad 15min/15min – WW3 – NetCarb10
Classic Seven Layer Salad 20min/4hrs – WW4 – NetCarb3
Fattoush (Traditional Middle Eastern Salad) 20min/20min – WW4 – PP4 – SP6 – FS1 – NetCarb17
Festive Holiday Salad 10min/10min – WW4 – NetCarb10
Jerusalem Salad 30min/30min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb1
Loaded Iceberg Steaks with Homemade Thousand Island Dressing 5min/5min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – FS2 – NetCarb6
Seven-Layer Strawberry Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing 30min/30min – WW4 – PP6 – NetCarb15
Virgin Caesar Salad 15min/15min – WW1 – NetCarb2

Lettuce in SOUP!
A Veggie Venture recipes
Lettuce Soup 15min/35min – WW2 – NetCarb14

Lettuce in MAIN DISHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Asian Chicken Salad
Chicken Greek Salad
Tropical Salad Supper especially designed to serve with Tropical Pork Tenderloin

A Veggie Venture recipes
Homemade Cobb Salad 10min/10min – WW8 – PP9 – NetCarb7




Lima Beans
Also called butter beans

THE BASICS
[LIE-muh] Lima beans are named for Lima, Peru, where they were found as early as 1500. There are two distinct varieties of lima, the Fordhook and the baby lima – that is, Fordhooks are not simply adult baby lima beans but a distinct variety. Both varieties of lima bean are pale green, plump-bodied and have a slight kidney-shape curve although the Fordhook is larger and plumper and has a fuller flavor. Fresh limas should be shelled just minutes before using; in fact, I'd venture to say that if you haven't had lima beans minutes from the garden, there's a reason you might not like them. Frozen lima beans are available year-round and are labeled as Fordhook or baby.

Lima Beans in APPETIZERS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Lima Bean Hummus 20min/60min – WW1 – NetCarb11

Lima Beans in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Kitchen Parade recipes
Greek Baked Beans (Gigantes Plaki)

A Veggie Venture recipes
Thanksgiving Succotash 20min/50min – WW3 – NetCarb24

Lima Beans in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Succotash Salad with Green Beans, Lima Beans, Corn & Tomatoes 45min/45min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb11

Lima Beans in MAIN DISHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Old-Fashioned Southern Brunswick Stew




Mâche
Also called Corn Salad, Lamb's Lettuce, Field Salad and Field Lettuce
See also Lettuce

THE BASICS
[MAHSH] Native to Europe, the narrow, dark green leaves of this plant are tender and have a tangy, nutty flavor. Use mâche as a salad green or steam mâche to serve as a vegetable. Though mâche is found growing wild in American cornfields, it's considered a gourmet green and is therefore expensive and hard to find in supermarkets – oh! the irony! M&acir c;che doesn't keep well, you'll want to use it up within a day or two. It keeps better when washed and thoroughly dried, then stored airtight in a plastic bag.

Mâche in SALADS
Mâche with Orange Cumin Dressing 15min/15min – WW2 – NetCarb16



Nopalitos
Also called Nopales, Prickly Pear Cactus and Cactus Leaves

THE BASICS
[noh-pah-LEE-tohs] The fleshy oval leaves of the prickly pear (nopal) cactus have long been popular in Mexico but are gaining popularity in the U.S. They range in color from pale to dark green and have a delicate, slightly tart green-bean flavor. Fresh nopalitos are available year-round in Mexican markets and some supermarkets but are most tender and juicy best in the spring. Look for small, firm, pale-green pads with no sign of wrinkling. Refrigerate tightly wrapped for up to a week. Make sure to buy nopalitos whose spines have been removed. Be forewarned: don't run your bare hands across the pads to check, your hands will uncomfortable and prickly for a week. #Experience#Talking

Nopalito in STAPLES
Roasted Nopalito Tomatillo Salsa 20min/45min – WW0 – PP1 – SP1 – FS0 – NetCarb 5

Parsley Root
Also called Hamburg Parsley and Turnip-Rooted Parsley

THE BASICS
Parsleyroot is a subspecies grown for its beige, carrotlike root, which tastes like a cross between carrot and celery. In parts of Europe, celeryroot is used in soups, stews and simply as a vegetable.

Parsley Root in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Mashed Parsley Root & Sweet Potato 15min/30min – WW1 – NetCarb9



Parsnips

THE BASICS
Europeans brought parsnips to the United States in the early 1600s. Fresh parsnips are available year-round with the peak period during fall and winter when the first frost of the year converts the parsnip's starch to sugar and gives it a pleasantly sweet flavor. Look for small to medium, well-shaped roots and refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to 2 weeks. For many years, I only found parsnips covered in a thin white wax that lengthens shelf life, fresh, yes, but waxy. I'm willing to bet that fresh parsnip sales have jumped since Trader Joe's started to sell them without the paraffin!

Should we remove the cores from parnips? Probably

Parsnips in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Parsnip Fries 20min/60min – WW2 – PP4 – SP5 – NetCarb21
Parsnip Pear Purée 15min/35min – WW4 – PP5 – NetCarb25
Roasted Parsnips with Pine Nuts 10min/50min – WW2/WW5 – NetCarb15-17

Parsnips in SOUP
Kitchen Parade recipes
Creamy Wild Rice Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
Hunger Moon Parsnip Soup 15min/45min – WW3 – PP3 – SP5 – NetCarb0

Parsnips in SWEETS!
A Veggie Venture recipes
“Surprise Inside” Spice Cupcakes 40min/3hrs – WW4/WW8 – NetCarb31/48



Pokeweed

THE BASICS
The pokeweed plants are also known as poke, pokebush, pokeberry, pokeroot, polk salad, polk sallet, inkberry and ombú. Pokeweed is a perennial plant native to North America, South America, East Asia and New Zealand. Pokeweed contains phytolaccatoxin and phytolaccigenin, which are poisonous to mammals – which is why all pokeweeds should be cooked. Birds eat pokeweed berries and are unaffected by the toxin. Did ya know?! There's a song about pokeweed called "Poke Salad Annie," it goes goes like this.

Pokeweed in HOT SIDE DISHES
Poke Sallet



Radicchio
Also sometimes called Chicory
For other slightly bitter salad greens, see also Arugula, Endive & Lettuce

THE BASICS
[rah-DEE-kee-oh] Radicchio is a red-leafed Italian chicory. It is most often used as a salad green, with tender but firm leaves with a bitter flavor. The radicchio di Verona has burgundy-red leaves with white ribs in a small, loose head. The leaves of radicchio di Treviso are narrow and pointed and form tighter, more tapered heads with white to pink to dark red ribs.

Radicchio in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Seared Radicchio 5min/10min – WW1 – NetCarb4

Radicchio in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Spring & Summer Sliced Salad 20min/20min – WW3 – PP5 – NetCarb14
Summer Orzo with Radicchio 25-35min/3-4hrs – WW3

Radicchio in SOUPS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Weight Watchers Italian Zero Points Soup 40min/55min – WW0 – NetCarb7



Radishes
See also Daikon

THE BASICS
Radishes are the roots of plants in the mustard family. Their skins vary in color (from white to red to purple to black with many shades in between) and shape (round, oval or elongated) and and size (from half-inch globes to giants like daikon). The flavor can be mild to peppery, depending on factors such as variety and age.

How to cook radishes in the microwave
How to make a traditional French radish sandwich

Radishes in APPETIZERS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Easy Easy Radish Appetizer 10min/10min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb5
Easy Easy Radish Spread 10min/10min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb2
Finn Crisp with Laughing Cow & Radishes 5min/5min – WW1 – NetCarb11
Just-Picked Radishes & Spring Onions 5min/5min – WW0

Radishes in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Creamed Radishes with Pimenton 15min/1hr – WW1
Girlie Radish Salad 15min/15min – WW0 – NetCarb3

Radishes in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Black Radish Salad 15min/15min – WW1
Green Bean & Radish Salad 20min/30min – WW1 – NetCarb10
Quick Radish & White Bean Salad 15min/15min – WW3 – NetCarb19
Spring & Summer Sliced Salad 20min/20min – WW3 – PP5 – NetCarb14
Summer Lentils 40min/100min – WW1/2 – PP2/3 – SP3/4 – NetCarb7/8

Radishes in SANDWICHES
A Veggie Venture recipes
Radish D’Avignon Sandwich



Rutabaga
Also called Swedes and Swedish Turnips

THE BASICS
[ROO-tuh-bay-guh] The rutabaga is a root vegetable in the cabbage family and resembles a large turnip. It is, in fact, thought to be a cross between cabbage and turnip. Rutabagas have a thin, pale yellow skin and a slightly sweet, firm flesh of the same color.

Rutabaga in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Kitchen Parade recipes
Pair of Mashed Vegetables: Mashed Rutabaga & Apple
Turnip or Rutabaga Puff

A Veggie Venture recipes
Glazed Rutabagas 20min/45min – WW1 – NetCarb12
Leek & Root Vegetable Gratin 45min/2hrs – WW2/4 – NetCarb15/22
Mashed Rutabagas & Apple 15min/50min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb11
Rutabaga & Butternut Squash Purée 10min/50min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb10
Scalloped Swedes & Finns 15min/75min – WW3 – NetCarb13

Rutabaga in SOUP
A Veggie Venture recipes
LeAnne’s Slow Cooker Veggie Soup WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb8 Guest Post by My Sister!



Soy
Including Tofu & Tofu Noodles (Shirataki) and Miso
See also Edamame (fresh soybeans)

Tofu

Tofu in MAIN DISHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Kitchen Stir-Fry
Quick Supper: Lentil Skillet Suppers

A Veggie Venture recipes
Lentil, Pepper & Spinach Supper 20min/50min – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb13
Stir-Fried Broccoli with Tofu 20min/30min – WW3 – NetCarb14
Ugly But Delicious Tofu for the Slow Cooker 15min/4-7hrs – WW0/WW2 – NetCarb2/7

Tofu in SANDWICHES
Tofu Salad Sandwiches 15min/15min – WW1 – PP1/2 – NetCarb2/4

Tofu in SWEETS!
A Veggie Venture recipes
Chocolate “Mousse” 10min/30min – WW9
Tofu Pudding - Blackberry, Mango and Pumpkin 5min/5min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb18

Tofu Noodles (Shirataki)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Gypsy Pot 45min/90min – WW2 – PP4 – NetCarb18
Miso Soup 5min/25min – WW1 – NetCarb4

Miso
Gypsy Pot 45min/90min – WW2 – PP4 – NetCarb18
Miso Soup 5min/25min – WW1 – NetCarb4



Sprouts

THE BASICS
"Sprouts" are the crisp, tender sprouts of various germinated beans and seeds. Alfalfa sprouts and mung bean sprouts are the most popular. Tip: "Bean sprouts" are actually mung bean sprouts!

Sprouts in MAIN DISHES
Sunflower Sprout-Inspired Salad 20min/20min

Sprouts in SANDWICHES
BLTs with Avocado



Turnips
Including Japanese Turnip (also called Kabu, Salad Turnip, Turnip Hakurei)
See also the yellow-fleshed Rutabagas which for some reason are often confused with purple-topped white-fleshed turnips.
See also Turnip Greens.

THE BASICS
The white-fleshed turnip has a white skin with a purple-tinged top. Small, young turnips have a delicate, slightly sweet taste. As turnips age, however, their taste becomes stronger and their texture coarser, sometimes almost woody.

Turnips in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Kitchen Parade recipes
Turnip Puff

A Veggie Venture recipes
Creamed Turnips 25min/35min – WW1/WW2 – NetCarb8
Leek & Root Vegetable Gratin 45min/2hrs – WW2/4 – NetCarb15/22
Low-Carb Fried 'Potatoes' (Turnips) 15min/60min – WW1 – NetCarb8
Mashed Turnip & Apple 20min/90min – WW2 – NetCarb15
Turnip Potato Purée 10min/40min – WW1 – NetCarb12
White on White Purée 20min/35min – WW2 – NetCarb7
"Wonderful" Glazed Turnips & Carrots 10min/30min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb15

Turnips in SALADS
Best-Ever Lentil Salad 20min/50min – WW2 – PP4 – SP5 – FS1 – NetCarb12 `
Mark Bittman's "Salted" Chopped Salad 30min/30min – WW1 – PP1/2 – SP1/2 – NetCarb4/8
Salad with Japanese Turnip 10min/10min

Turnips in SOUP
LeAnne’s Slow Cooker Veggie Soup WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb8 Guest Post by My Sister!
Turkey & Turnip Soup 5min/5min
Winter Vegetable Soup 25min/24hrs – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb 29

Turnips in MAIN DISHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Buffalo Ragout

RECIPES using FROZEN Turnips or CANNED Turnips
Frozen Turnip Greens with Diced Turnip 5min/20min – WW1



Watercress

THE BASICS
Watercress is a member of the mustard family (ha! aren't botanical families fascinating?!) and can often be found in the wild in and around cool running water – we even have some that grows in the runoff from a natural spring on our property in the Ozark Highlands! Watercress has small, crisp, dark green leaves and its pungent flavor is slightly bitter and has a peppery snap.

Watercress in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Sautéed Watercress 2min/3min – WW1 – NetCarb5

Watercress in SALADS
Cucumber & Watercress Relish 15min/45min – WW1 – NetCarb10
Watercress, Clementine & Blue Cheese Salad 10min/10min – WW1/WW4 – NetCarb2-15
Watercress, Iceberg Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing 15min/15min – WW1 – NetCarb2
Watercress with Orange & Mustard Dressing 10min/10min – WW2 – NetCarb4

Watercress in SOUP
Turkey, Tortellini & Watercress Soup 10min/30min – WW4 – PP4 – NetCarb10
Watercress Soup 20min/60min – WW2 – PP3 – SP4 – NetCarb 15

Watercress in SANDWICHES
Watercress Sandwiches with Chili-Lime Butter 20min/20min – WW2 – NetCarb14



Yams
See also Sweet Potatoes

THE BASICS
Yams are thick tubers popular in South and Central America, the West Indies and parts of Asia and Africa. While sweet potatoes and yams are from entirely different plant species, they are similar and often confused. In the southern U.S., sweet potatoes are often called yams. In addition, canned sweet potatoes are frequently labeled yams. True yams, however, are not widely marketed and are seldom grown in the United States. That said? I find them in a local international market, many varieties worth!

Yams & Sweet Potatoes, What's the Difference? with photographs and taste tests



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