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.
They may not sound like a natural pairing, but mango and mozzarella, like tomatoes and mozzarella, work remarkably well together. Don't be intimidated by the cardamom syrup. It's easy to make and tastes great on the savory-sweet salad.
Loaded with slow-digesting veggies and a protein-packed egg, this salad makes the perfect lunch. The avocado and olive-oil-based dressing deliver enough healthy fats to make you feel full. If you want to add more good carbs, pair the salad with a whole-grain roll or a piece of fruit.
Night before: Boil the green beans, combine them with the last four ingredients in an airtight container, and refrigerate. Leave the avocado peel on and tightly wrap it in plastic to keep it fresh.
Resist the urge to rinse cooked pasta with cold water to bring it to room temperature; this washes away most of its starch, which helps the sauce and other ingredients adhere. Instead, drain pasta, drizzle with olive oil, spread on a rimmed baking sheet, and refrigerate for about 10 minutes.