Seasonal Recipes: 3 Easy Recipes Using Seasonal Winter ProduceFood
When the seasons change, so does what foods are in season. Nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner says that eating seasonal foods can make a world of a difference. So, The List is bringing you three easy dishes that put this season’s produce in the spotlight.
1. Bacon-Wrapped, Garlic-Stuffed Dates
Dates are in season, so is garlic, and bacon makes everything taste better. So, we’re putting it all together for some mouthwatering bacon-wrapped, garlic-stuffed dates. It’s a sweet and savory snack that only takes a few minutes to make!
- Slices of bacon
Purchase split, pitted dates. Slice each clove of garlic in half and stuff into dates. Wrap half a piece of bacon around the date. Broil for approximately four minutes a side until garlic is crisped but not burnt. Let cool.
2. Beet & Citrus Salad
This beet and citrus salad is one of Dawn’s favorites and most of the ingredients are in season now. It’s a salad that’s packed with nutrients and will give you a burst of flavor in your mouth.
- Clementine slices
- Pomegranate seeds
- Balsamic vinaigrette
Either roast small beets or use whole canned and split in half. In a bowl, mix beets, clementine slices, walnuts, pomegranate seeds and a few sprigs of mint. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette.
3. Sweet Potato Chips with Horseradish Dip
Sweet potatoes are in season, so we’re making some sweet potato chips for a feel-good snack. We’re using a mandolin that will make the job ten times faster – just be careful with those blades, they can be extremely sharp.
- Sweet potatoes
- Olive oil
- Chili powder
- Sea salt
- Horseradish sauce
Thinly slice half a raw sweet potato. Coat with a little olive oil. Sprinkle chili powder and sea salt. Spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 400F degrees for about 10 minutes. Flip and bake for another five minutes if needed. Remove as they begin to brown and let cool. Serve with horseradish sauce.
Seasons greetings to eating in season with three recipes that will leave you hooked.