Whether as an appetizer, first course, or side dish, these easy and impressive soup and salad recipes will add variety to your Thanksgiving feast. Choose from salads centered on spinach, endive, fennel, green beans, and more. These soups and bisques feature butternut squash, sweet potato, carrot, parsnip, and other fall flavors.
This salad pairs sweet fruit with mildly bitter endive leaves. A dressing made with creme fraiche and blue cheese gives the salad a tangy, pungent finish. From "Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life" (Hyperion; 2008), by Jamie Oliver.