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Appetizer and Side Dish

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Appetizer and Side Dish
Matt Yunker

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Appetizer and Side Dish

Sweet and Sticky Pineapple Pork Ribs (Video)
Watch how easy it is to make irresistible, sticky-sweet, oven-roasted, Da-Le Ranch baby back ribs
Five Ways to Cook Cactus
Five Ways to Cook Brussels Sprouts
Here's a handful of ways to indulge in this cool weather favorite
Five Ways to Cook a Carrot
Five Ways to Cook with Cherries Beyond Cherry Pie
Cherry season in short and intense here in Southern California, running from late April through early to mid-June. The markets are still overflowing with bright red bing and pale yellow "white" cherries, so stock up now, because there are so many more ways to eat a cherry than out of hand or in a pie.

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Appetizer and Side Dish

Kid-Friendly Spicy Pickled Carrots
These classic spicy carrots are a big hit with the kids
Carrot Top Pesto
A vegan pesto that calls for carrot tops in addition to basil
Sweet and Sticky Pineapple Pork Ribs
Pineapple and lime juices double as a tenderizing marinade and an irresistibly sticky-sweet glaze on these oven-roasted Da-Le Ranch baby back ribs
Smoky Pumpkin and Pear Soup
A vegan soup with smoky pumpkin and silky pears
Salsa Verde Shaved Summer Squash Salad
With the end of summer comes oodles and oodles of summer squash—and we’re here to help you chow it all down with this delectable salad recipe
Pickled Watermelon Rind
Preserving at home just got easier with with flavorful pickled watermelon rind recipe
Savory Tomato & Thyme Crumble
Take everything you love about a summer crumble but make it with tomatoes
Mango, Red Bell Pepper, and Cilantro Rockfish Ceviche
Balance the sweetness of mango with fresh Pacific rockfish for a no-cook dinner that pairs perfectly with lazy weekends
Pineapple, Cucumber, and Mint Rockfish Ceviche
Hit this recipe with some extra diced serrano pepper and line up the tostada shell for one of the best ways to enjoy Pacific rockfish in the summer
Eggplant Schnitzel with Minty Labneh
Crispy, crusty eggplant cutlets with a flavorful sauce in six easy steps
Salmorejo Verde
Shaved Summer Squash Salad
This easy salad recipe is a perfectly sweet and tangy way to eat summer squash
Vegan Cashew Spread
Dip in to this vegan cashew spread gets an added boost of nutrients and smokey, tangy flavor from basic pantry spices
Charred Broccolini with Garlic, Lemon, and Parmesan
Embrace simplicity this spring with this dish of smoky broccolini, aromatic garlic, fiery chili, bright lemon, and sharp parmesan.
Charred Sweet Pepper and Corn Salad
Smoky, blistered peppers and sweet, raw corn are topped with tangy goat cheese crumbles in this easy summer side salad.
Lemon Pepper Tuna and White Bean Tartine
Zesty lemon, peppery arugula, creamy white beans, and crunchy red onion make this salad as good on it’s own as it is atop crusty toast
Summer CSA Potato Salad with Gooseberry Vinaigrette
A tangy take on classic potato salad with gooseberries, cucumber, and heirloom tomatoes
Zingy Spring Salad with Kumquats and Green Garlic Vinaigrette
Make the most of the unique seasonal bounty at Specialty Produce with this spring salad. Blanching your vegetables results in a beautiful, bright green color and snappy crunch that pairs perfectly with creamy mozzarella, fresh mint, and tart citrus.
Farmers Market Feast: Watermelon, Feta, and Tomato Salad
Farmers market tables in San Diego are filled with late summer fruits and herbs. Combine sweet watermelon and tomatoes with creamy feta, nutty sesame, and refreshing mint for a dish that takes full advantage of our seemingly endless summer.
Thyme Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Sweet late summer cherry tomatoes balance with briny capers, aromatic garlic, and bright lemon. This sweet and tangy mix is the perfect topping for creamy labneh or as a base for roasted fish.
Peach Caprese Salad with Pickled Shallots
This take on a caprese salad features juicy peaches in place of tomatoes and beet-pickled shallots for an added pop of color and acidity.
Sweet & Spicy Kimchi-Spiced Cucumber and Radish Salad
Crunchy cucumbers and radishes get a Korean-inspired kick in this spicy side dish.
Beet Carpaccio with Burrata and Pistachios
Earthy beets become tender in an overnight marinade and pair perfectly with creamy burrata, peppery arugula, and nutty pistachios
Sweet and Savory Melon Noodle Salad
A bright and refreshing noodle salad packed with melon, peanuts, and cilantro
How to Make Yellowtail Sashimi Like a Pro Skateboarder
Curated With Gracey Lane invites the pro skateboarder, Bucky Lasek over for a yellowtail sashimi party
How to Pickle Japanese Cucumbers
Curated With Gracey Lane invites the Culinary Gardener, Ellyse Briand, to show us how to pickle Japanese cucumbers with a spicy kick
Apple & Sweet Potato Soup with Cinnamon Croutons & Curried Crème Fraiche
This recipe for Apple & Sweet Potato Soup with Cinnamon Croutons & Curried Crème Fraiche is the perfect combination of creamy and sweet.
Salt-Roasted Beets with Caraway-Chile Oil and Yogurt Dip
Salt roasting beets results in easy peeling and a silky smooth texture.
Naturally Vegan: Classic Potato Salad
Alexa Soto of Fuelled Naturally loves to "veganize" classic comfort foods from her youth, like this creamy, mustard-heavy potato salad that's begging for a place at your next summer barbeque.
Fall Squash, Apple, Potato & Comte Cheese Gratin
The apples and squash help keep this dish from getting too heavy as opposed to traditional potato dishes.
Fall Flavors: Roasted Cranberries, Grapes, and Cherry Tomatoes
Tart cranberries are roasted with sweet grapes and tomatoes tossed in sticky honey for a side that's perfect with roasted turkey or chicken
Grilled Elotes Mexican-Style Corn
This grilled corn can be served on-the-cob, or cut off and mixed with tangy lime, chili, salt, and cheese in small cups for easier serving. This recipe is very adaptable, so feel free to add and eliminate per your taste, the end result will still be delicious.
Apple and Fennel Flatbread
Say hello to autumn with this fall flatbread, topped with crisp apples, aromatic fennel, and thyme and covered in melty, nutty gruyere.
Baked Brie with Spiced Persimmons and Pears
Make the most of the unique seasonal bounty at Specialty Produce with this ooey-gooey baked brie topped with spiced fall fruit and hazelnuts.
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