Winter Produce For Your Holiday Meal

When one thinks of a holiday meal, most often our attention is turned to the protein — the juicy and plump turkey, chicken, beef dish that sits center stage. But, here at Lineage, we’re fans of the underdogs. You know, the dishes we take for granted, the ones that sit on the sidelines and add vibrance and colour to the tablescape. Yes, you’ve guessed it. The vegetables.

What better way to show veggies some love by incorporating some fresh winter produce into your holiday menu this year. We’ve curated a list of delicious recipes that bring these roots and greens to the forefront, making them the trailblazer at your holiday feast.

Large bowl of mashed rutabaga with wooden spoon

(Photo via The Spruce Eats)

Rutabaga

Rutabagas are a root vegetable, a cross somewhere between a turnip and a cabbage. They taste sweet and are delicious mashed up with the simplest of seasonings, and a dollop of butter. Mix up a batch of Mashed Rutabaga (from The Spruce Eats) as an alternative or addition to mashed potatoes.

Purple and orange carrots with seasoning on large serving dish

(Photo via Eating Well)

Purple Carrots

Exquisitely eye-catching, purple carrots will bring a luxurious vibrance to your holiday table. They are also high in antioxidants, making any dish featuring them a healthy and alluring treat. If you’re looking for a unique way to feature this vegetable this festive season, try Eating Well’s Roasted Purple Carrots with Black Sesame Dukkah recipe.

Chopped leek salad with nuts in large serving bowl

(Photo via Bon Appétit)

Leeks

A Lineage favourite, leeks have a sweet onion flavour and are delicious in many soups to satisfy your soul this chilly winter. However, we’ve chosen a recipe that incorporates tarragon spice to accentuate the flavouring of the leek. We hope that your holiday guests will enjoy this scrumptious Leek Vinaigrette with Walnuts and Tarragon recipe from Bon Appétit.

Boy choy in large wooden bowl with cutting board beside

(Photo via Pantry Studios)

Bok Choy

It wouldn’t be a winter holiday without a hot and savoury soup recipe on our minds. Incorporating fresh leafy bok choy, our friends at Pantry Studios have created a delectable Quick Dumpling Soup recipe that is sure to beguile your guests during the first course.

We hope our winter produce picks have enticed you to give the vegetables their time to shine during your holiday dinner. We are wishing you and yours a happy, relaxing, holiday season!

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