Miscellaneous Vegetables ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables



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Also called Rocket

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Black-Eyed Peas

Originating in Asia, the black-eyed pea is thought to have been introduced to the United States through the African slave trade. This small beige bean has a black circular "eye" at its inner curve. In the American South, black-eyed peas are served at New Year's for good luck.

Crowder peas are some times confused with black-eyed peas. I made this common mistake but readers quickly set me straight! Please see Fresh Crowder Peas (Not Black-Eyed Peas).

Black-Eyed Peas in SALADS
Kitchen Parade recipes
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Salad

A Veggie Venture recipes
Summer Black-Eyed Pea Salad 20min/4hrs–ww1–pp1–sp2–fs0–green1–blue0–purple0–carb6

Black-Eyed Peas in SOUP
Kitchen Parade recipes
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
Hoppin' John Soup 40min/2hrs – WW2 – PP3 – SP3 – FS2 – NetCarb9
New Year's Soup with Black-eyed Peas & Collard Greens 30min/90min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – FS1 – NetCarb10

Black-Eyed Peas in MAIN DISHES
A Veggie Venture recipes
Warm Black-eyed Peas with Yogurt & Ginger 15min/4hrs – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb20

Bok Choy
Including baby bok choy, Shanghai bok choy, Chinese cabbage

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Broccoli Raab
Also called Broccoli Rabe, also called Rapini

All About Broccoli Rabe & recipes from food bloggers all over

Broccoli Rabe in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Broccoli Rabe with Peppers 5min/10min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb4
Potato, Cabbage & Rapini Colcannon 10min/40min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb9
Steamed Broccoli Rabe 5min/10min – WW0 – NetCarb8

Broccoli Rabe in SOUP
Kitchen Parade recipes
Meatball Soup with Broccoli Rabe
Turkey Orzo Soup with Lemon & Spinach

Broccoli Rabe in MAIN DISHES
A Veggie Venture recipes
Meyer Lemon Crème Fraîche Pasta with Broccoli Rabe 25min/25min – WW12 – NetCarb46
Pasta with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe 20min/45min – WW6 – PP7 – SP7 – NetCarb19

Broccoli Rabe in SANDWICHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Rapini Panini

Also called Celery Root, Celery Knob & Turnip-Rooted Celery

[seh-LER-ay-ak] This rather ugly, knobby, brown vegetable is actually the root of a special celery cultivated specifically for its root. It tastes like a cross between a strong celery and parsley.

Celeriac in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Celeriac Rémoulade 25min/25min – WW4 – NetCarb9
Celeriac Slaw 10min/10min – WW1 – NetCarb11

Celeriac in MAIN DISHES
A Veggie Venture recipes
Warm Root Vegetable Salad in Horseradish Vinaigrette 35min/90min – WW4 – PP6 – SP9 – FS6 – NetCarb23

Including Cardoon
See also Celeriac (Celery Root)

Quick Note Celery gets tossed into so many vegetable salads, soups, etc. The recipe in this list, however, are recipes that really count on celery as a major/primary ingredient.

How to braise celery
How to cook celery in soup
How to wrap celery to last in the fridge

A Veggie Venture recipes
Barbecues Vegetables Oriental
Boozy Baked Celery 20min/60min – WW1 – NetCarb4
Celery with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers 15min/35min – WW1 – NetCarb6
Lemony Creamy Brussels Sprouts & Celery 25min/25min – WW1 – NetCarb6
Simple Braised Celery 5min/20min – WW0 – NetCarb3

Celery in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Broccoli, Pepper & Celery Salad 10min/10min – WW1 – PP1 – SP1 – FS1 – NetCarb6
Celery & Apple Salad 10min/10min – WW2 – PP2 – SP4 – FS2 – NetCarb8
Celery & Chickpea Salad 25min/25min–ww3–pp4–sp6–fs3–green6–blue3–purple3–carb13
Celery Salad with Dates & Walnuts 15min/14min – WW4 – PP5 – SP7 – FS7 – NetCarb10
Festive Celery, Cauliflower and Apple Salad 10min/10min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – FS2 – NetCarb7
Greek Bread Salad with Toasted Pita Chips 20min/20min–ww1–pp1–sp2–fs1–green1–blue1–purple1–carb4
Summer Lentils 40min/100min–ww1–pp2–sp3–fs1–green2–blue1–purple1–carb8
Watermelon & Celery Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette 15min/15min–ww2–pp3–sp4–fs2–green2–blue2–purple2–carb14

Celery in SOUP
A Veggie Venture recipes
Cream of Celery Soup 20min/60min–ww1–pp2–sp2–fs2–green2–blue2–purple1–carb11
Homemade Minestrone Soup 35min/1hr–ww2–pp2–sp2–fs1–green1–blue1–purple1–carb11

A Veggie Venture recipes
Jealous Marys 15min/15min – WW2 – PP1 – SP3 – FS3 – NetCarb6
Spinach Dip with Standing Veggies 15min/1day – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb1
Thai-Style Celery & Peanut Butter 15min/15min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb2

Also called Swiss Chard

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Also called mirliton, christophene and chokos
See also Summer Squash

[chi-OH-tay] Once the principal food of the Aztecs and Mayas, chayote is a gourd-like fruit about the size and shape of a very large pear. Beneath its furrowed, pale green skin is a white, rather bland-tasting flesh surrounding one soft seed. In the United States, chayote is grown in several states including California, Florida and Louisiana.

Chayote in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Chayote Squash 5min/15min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb3
Vegetable Pulao (Indian Rice & Vegetables) 30min/50min–ww3–pp4–sp5–fs4–green4–blue4–purple4–nc26

Chayote in SOUP
Chayote Soup with a Kick 35min/2hrs–ww4–pp5–sp7–fs7–green7–blue7–purple7–carb9
Italian Wedding Soup 20min/50min – WW1 – PP3 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb8

Also called Asian Radish, Chinese Turnip & Japanese Radish

[DI-kuhn, DI-kon] From the Japanese words dai (large) and kon (root), this vegetable is actually a large Asian radish. While the skin can be either creamy white or black, its flesh is crisp, juicy and white with a sweet, fresh flavor.

Daikon in SALADS
Carrot & Daikon Refrigerator Pickle 15min/24hrs – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb9
Daikon & Pepper Salad 10min/10min–ww1–pp1–sp1–fs1–green1–blue1–purple1–carb3
Daikon & Carrot Salad 10min/40min–ww0–pp1–sp2–fs0–green0–blue0–purple0–carb8

See also Soy

[eh-dah-MAH-meh] Edamame is the Japanese name for fresh soybeans. They're available shelled and unshelled in the frozen food section. They're also occasionally found in fresh produce but are much more expensive.
How to Cook Edamame Right in the Shell

Edamame in SALADS
Asian Vegetables with Kidney & Edamame Beans 25min/24hrs – WW1 – NetCarb9
Asparagus & Edamame Salad 20min/50min–ww2–pp3–sp4–fs1–green1–blue1–purple1–carb6
Carrot & Edamame Salad 20min/20min – WW3 – PP4 – SP5 – NetCarb12

Edamame in the Shell 2min/20min – WW1 – NetCarb0
Edamame Snacks 5-10min/15-30min – WW1 - NetCarb1

Edamame in MAIN DISHES
Stir-Fried Brown Rice 15min/15min – WW7 - NetCarb36

Including Belgian Endive (also called French Endive and witloof), Curly Endive, Frisée and Escarole
Also sometimes confused with Chicory (Radicchio)

Endive and chicory are cousins, both part of the same botanical family, Cichorium. What we call Belgian endive actually comes from the chicory side. The heads are about six inches long with tightly packed, slightly bitter leaves. They are grown in complete darkness in order to affect the trademark creamy color. Curly endive grows in loose heads of lacy, green-rimmed outer leaves that curl at the tips. The off-white center leaves form a compact heart. The leaves are prickly to the touch and slightly bitter to the taste. Escarole has broad, slightly curved, pale green leaves with a milder flavor than either Belgian or curly endive.

Endive in SALADS
Easy Make-Ahead Endive & Apple Salad 20min/24hrs–ww3–pp4–sp5–fs5–green5–blue5–purple5–carb4
Spring & Summer Sliced Salad 20min/20min – WW0 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb3
Winter Greens Salad with Oranges, Avocado, Olives, Feta & Orange-Cumin Vinaigrette 15min/15min–ww2–pp3–sp4–fs3–green3–blue3–purple3–carb8

Fiddlehead Fern
Also called Ostrich Fern and Pohole

A young, edible, tightly coiled fern frond that resembles the spiral end of a violin or 'fiddle'. The shoots are in their coiled form for only about 2 weeks before they unfurl into graceful greenery.

Fiddlehead Ferns in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Fiddlehead Ferns 5min/15min – WW2

Hearts of Palm

"Heart of palm" are the edible inner portion of the stem of the cabbage palm tree which grows in many tropical climates and is Florida's official state tree. Hearts of palm are slender, ivory-colored, delicately flavored and expensive. They resemble white asparagus, sans tips. Their texture is firm and smooth and the flavor is reminiscent of an artichoke.

Hearts of Palm in SALADS
Avocado Salad with Hearts of Palm 15min/20min – WW4 – PP5 – SP8 – FS4 – NetCarb19

Jerusalem Artichokes
Also called Sunchokes

Jerusalem artichokes have nothing to do with Jerusalem! Neither are they truly artichokes! Instead Jerusalem Artichokes are a variety of sunflower. They are lumpy, brown-skinned tubers somewhat resembling gingerroot (fresh ginger). Because of the name confusion, modern-day growers now call Jerusalem artichokes "sunchokes".

Must sunchokes be peeled? No but do wash them very carefully

Jerusalem Artichokes in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Sautéed Sunchokes with Apple & Pancetta 10min/30min – WW2 – NetCarb15

Jerusalem Artichokes in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Autumn Sunchoke Salad 25min/25min – WW2 – NetCarb11

Jerusalem Artichokes in APPETIZERS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Jerusalem Artichokes as Crudites 15min/15min

Also called Mexican Potato & Mexican Turnip

[HEE-kah-mah] Jicama is a large, bulbous root vegetable with a thin brown skin which should be peeled before eating or cooking and white crunchy flesh. Its sweet, nutty flavor is good both raw and cooked.

Vegetables 101: What Is Jicama?

Jicama in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Chopped Salad with Sun-dried Tomato Dressing 30min/30min – WW1
Eloisa's Jicama Salad 15min/24hrs–ww0–pp0–sp0–fs0–green0–blue0–purple0–carb5
Jicama Slaw 25min/25min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb4

Leafy Greens

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Collard GREENs

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Dandelion GREENs

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Kohlrabi GREENs

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Mustard GREENs

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Turnip GREENs

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See also Onions

Leeks are related to both garlic and onion though their flavor and fragrance are milder and more subtle. They have thick, white cylindrical stalks with slightly bulbous roots. The broad, flat, dark green leaves wrap tightly around each other like a rolled newspaper. Leeks are notoriously difficult to clean, it's a real process. Still, I love to use leeks when a dish needs subtle leek flavor. Trader Joe's carries frozen leeks, they come cleaned!

How to clean leeks
How to steam leeks

Kitchen Parade recipes
Asparagus Whole Wheat Bread Pudding
Cauliflower Risotto
Leek Sauce for Pasta

Kitchen Parade recipes
Spring Stuffing with Leeks & Mushrooms

A Veggie Venture recipes
Creamy Cauliflower Gratin 35min/60min – WW2/WW6 – NetCarb7/16
Fennel, Leek & Mushroom Sautée 15min/15min – WW0/WW1/WW2/NetCarb5/6
Leek & Root Vegetable Gratin 45min/2hrs – WW2/4 – NetCarb15/22
Leeks & Asparagus 5min/15min – WW1
Sautéed Cabbage with Dill 5min/15min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb5
Steamed Leeks with Chopped Egg 10min/20min – WW0 – NetCarb4

Leeks in SOUP
Kitchen Parade recipes
Creamy Wild Rice Soup
Scandinavian Split-Pea Soup
Winter Tomato Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
Homemade Minestrone Soup 35min/1hr–ww2–pp2–sp2–fs1–green1–blue1–purple1–carb11
Homemade Vegetable Bouillon Concentrate 35min/35min–ww0–pp0–sp0–fs0–green0–blue0–purple0–carb0
Watercress Soup 20min/60min–ww2–pp3–sp4–fs3–green3–blue3–purple2–carb15

Leeks in STAPLES
A Veggie Venture recipes
No Waste Leek Stock 5min/60min – WW0

See also other greens often used in salads Arugula, Endive, Mâche, Radicchio, Spinach and Watercress

Hundreds of lettuce varieties are grown throughout the world. In the U.S., there are four general classifications of lettuce commonly available. Butterhead lettuce has small, round and loosely formed heads with soft, buttery-textured leaves ranging from pale green on the outer leaves to pale yellow-green on the inner leaves. The flavor is sweet and succulent. Crisphead lettuce is commonly known as iceberg, which, in truth, is a variety of crisphead. It has large, round and tightly packed heads. Though crisp, succulent and wilt-resistant, all crispheads have a rather neutral flavor. Leaf lettuce has leaves that branch from a single stalk in a loose bunch rather than forming a tight head. The leaves are crisper and more full-flavored. Romaine lettuce has an elongated head with dark green outer leaves that lighten to pale celadon in the center. The leaves are crisp and slightly bitter and the crunchy midrib is particularly succulent. Lollo is a beautiful, frilly and slightly bitter lettuce.

See also salad dressings & salad suppers
See also How to Make Salad Dressing & Never Buy Salad Dressing Again

Lettuce in SALADS
Kitchen Parade recipes
BLT Pasta Salad
Pair of Strawberry Salads: Strawberry Pepper Salad
That Pink Salad

A Veggie Venture recipes
Beet & Walnut Salad 15min/15min – WW3 – NetCarb10
Classic Seven Layer Salad20min/4hrs–ww6–pp6–sp9–fs6–green9–blue6–purple6–carb7
Fattoush (Traditional Middle Eastern Salad) 20min/20min – WW4 – PP4 – SP6 – FS1 – NetCarb17
Festive Holiday Salad 10min/10min – WW6 – PP6 – SP8 – FS8 – NetCarb11
Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing 15min/15min–ww2–pp2–sp2–fs2–green2–blue2–purple2–carb0
Jerusalem Salad 30min/30min – WW1 – PP2 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb5
Loaded Iceberg Steaks with Homemade Thousand Island Dressing 5min/5min–ww1–pp2–sp3–fs2–green2–blue2–purple2–carb6
Seven-Layer Strawberry Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing 30min/30min–ww5–pp6–sp8–fs5–green5–blue5–purple5–carb15

Lettuce in SOUP!
A Veggie Venture recipes
Lettuce Soup 15min/35min – WW2 – NetCarb14

Lettuce in MAIN DISHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Asian Chicken Salad
Chicken Greek Salad
Tropical Salad Supper especially designed to serve with Tropical Pork Tenderloin

A Veggie Venture recipes
Homemade Cobb Salad 10min/10min–ww8–pp8–sp9–fs5–green6–blue5–purple5–carb4

Lima Beans
Also called butter beans

[LIE-muh] Lima beans are named for Lima, Peru, where they were found as early as 1500. There are two distinct varieties of lima, the Fordhook and the baby lima – that is, Fordhooks are not simply adult baby lima beans but a distinct variety. Both varieties of lima bean are pale green, plump-bodied and have a slight kidney-shape curve although the Fordhook is larger and plumper and has a fuller flavor. Fresh limas should be shelled just minutes before using; in fact, I'd venture to say that if you haven't had lima beans minutes from the garden, there's a reason you might not like them. Frozen lima beans are available year-round and are labeled as Fordhook or baby.

Lima Beans in APPETIZERS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Lima Bean Hummus 20min/60min – WW1 – NetCarb11

Lima Beans in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Kitchen Parade recipes
Greek Baked Beans (Gigantes Plaki)

A Veggie Venture recipes
Thanksgiving Succotash 20min/50min – WW3 – NetCarb24

Lima Beans in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Succotash Salad with Green Beans, Lima Beans, Corn & Tomatoes 45min/45min–ww1–pp2–sp2–fs0–green2–blue0–purple0–carb11

Lima Beans in MAIN DISHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Old-Fashioned Southern Brunswick Stew

Also called Corn Salad, Lamb's Lettuce, Field Salad and Field Lettuce
See also Lettuce

[MAHSH] Native to Europe, the narrow, dark green leaves of this plant are tender and have a tangy, nutty flavor. Use mâche as a salad green or steam mâche to serve as a vegetable. Though mâche is found growing wild in American cornfields, it's considered a gourmet green and is therefore expensive and hard to find in supermarkets – oh! the irony! Mâche doesn't keep well, you'll want to use it up within a day or two. It keeps better when washed and thoroughly dried, then stored airtight in a plastic bag.

Mâche in SALADS
Mâche with Orange Cumin Dressing

Also called Nopales, Prickly Pear Cactus and Cactus Leaves

[noh-pah-LEE-tohs] The fleshy oval leaves of the prickly pear (nopal) cactus have long been popular in Mexico but are gaining popularity in the U.S. They range in color from pale to dark green and have a delicate, slightly tart green-bean flavor. Fresh nopalitos are available year-round in Mexican markets and some supermarkets but are most tender and juicy best in the spring. Look for small, firm, pale-green pads with no sign of wrinkling. Refrigerate tightly wrapped for up to a week. Make sure to buy nopalitos whose spines have been removed. Be forewarned: don't run your bare hands across the pads to check, your hands will uncomfortable and prickly for a week. #Experience#Talking

Nopalito in STAPLES
Roasted Nopalito Tomatillo Salsa 20min/45min–ww0–pp1–sp1–fs0–green0–blue0–purple0–carb5

Parsley Root
Also called Hamburg Parsley and Turnip-Rooted Parsley

Parsleyroot is a subspecies grown for its beige, carrotlike root, which tastes like a cross between carrot and celery. In parts of Europe, celeryroot is used in soups, stews and simply as a vegetable.

Parsley Root in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Mashed Parsley Root & Sweet Potato 15min/30min – WW1 – NetCarb9


Europeans brought parsnips to the United States in the early 1600s. Fresh parsnips are available year-round with the peak period during fall and winter when the first frost of the year converts the parsnip's starch to sugar and gives it a pleasantly sweet flavor. Look for small to medium, well-shaped roots and refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to 2 weeks. For many years, I only found parsnips covered in a thin white wax that lengthens shelf life, fresh, yes, but waxy. I'm willing to bet that fresh parsnip sales have jumped since Trader Joe's started to sell them without the paraffin!

Should we remove the cores from parnips? Probably

Parsnips in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Parsnip Fries 20min/60min–ww2–pp4–sp5–fs5–green5–blue5–purple1–carb20
Parsnip Pear Purée 15min/35min – WW4 – PP5 – NetCarb25
Roasted Parsnips with Pine Nuts 10min/50min – WW2/WW5 – NetCarb15-17

Parsnips in SOUP
Kitchen Parade recipes
Creamy Wild Rice Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
Hunger Moon Parsnip Soup 15min/45min–ww3–pp3–sp5–fs5–green5–blue5–purple1–carb20

Parsnips in SWEETS!
A Veggie Venture recipes
“Surprise Inside” Spice Cupcakes 40min/3hrs – WW4/WW8 – NetCarb31/48


The pokeweed plants are also known as poke, pokebush, pokeberry, pokeroot, polk salad, polk sallet, inkberry and ombú. Pokeweed is a perennial plant native to North America, South America, East Asia and New Zealand. Pokeweed contains phytolaccatoxin and phytolaccigenin, which are poisonous to mammals – which is why all pokeweeds should be cooked. Birds eat pokeweed berries and are unaffected by the toxin. Did ya know?! There's a song about pokeweed called "Poke Salad Annie," it goes goes like this.

Poke Sallet

Also sometimes called Chicory
For other slightly bitter salad greens, see also Arugula, Endive & Lettuce

[rah-DEE-kee-oh] Radicchio is a red-leafed Italian chicory. It is most often used as a salad green, with tender but firm leaves with a bitter flavor. The radicchio di Verona has burgundy-red leaves with white ribs in a small, loose head. The leaves of radicchio di Treviso are narrow and pointed and form tighter, more tapered heads with white to pink to dark red ribs.

Radicchio in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Seared Radicchio 5min/10min – WW1 – NetCarb4

Radicchio in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Spring & Summer Sliced Salad 20min/20min – WW0 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb3
Summer Orzo with Radicchio 30min/4hrs – WW3 – PP4 – SP5 – FS5 – NetCarb22

Radicchio in SOUPS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Weight Watchers Italian Zero Points Soup 40min/55min–ww0–pp1–sp1–fs0–green0–blue0–purple0–carb6

See also Daikon

Radishes are the roots of plants in the mustard family. Their skins vary in color (from white to red to purple to black with many shades in between) and shape (round, oval or elongated) and and size (from half-inch globes to giants like daikon). The flavor can be mild to peppery, depending on factors such as variety and age.

How to cook radishes in the microwave
How to make a traditional French radish sandwich

Radishes in APPETIZERS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Easy Easy Radish Appetizer 10min/10min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb5
Easy Easy Radish Spread 10min/10min–ww0–pp0–sp1–fs1–green1–blue1–purple1–carb1
Finn Crisp with Laughing Cow & Radishes 5min/5min – WW1 – NetCarb11
Just-Picked Radishes & Spring Onions 5min/5min – WW0

Radishes in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Creamed Radishes with Pimenton 15min/1hr – WW1
Girlie Radish Salad 15min/15min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb3

Radishes in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Black Radish Salad 15min/15min – WW1
Green Bean & Radish Salad 20min/30min – WW1 – NetCarb10
Quick Radish & White Bean Salad 15min/15min – WW3 – NetCarb19
Spring & Summer Sliced Salad 20min/20min – WW0 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb3
Summer Lentils 40min/100min–ww1–pp2–sp3–fs1–green2–blue1–purple1–carb8

Radishes in SANDWICHES
A Veggie Venture recipes
Radish D’Avignon Sandwich

Also called Swedes and Swedish Turnips

[ROO-tuh-bay-guh] The rutabaga is a root vegetable in the cabbage family and resembles a large turnip. It is, in fact, thought to be a cross between cabbage and turnip. Rutabagas have a thin, pale yellow skin and a slightly sweet, firm flesh of the same color.

Rutabaga in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Kitchen Parade recipes
Pair of Mashed Vegetables: Mashed Rutabaga & Apple
Turnip or Rutabaga Puff

A Veggie Venture recipes
Glazed Rutabagas 20min/45min – WW1 – NetCarb12
Leek & Root Vegetable Gratin 45min/2hrs – WW2/4 – NetCarb15/22
Mashed Rutabagas & Apple 15min/50min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb11
Rutabaga & Butternut Squash Purée 10min/50min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb10
Scalloped Swedes & Finns 15min/75min – WW3 – NetCarb13

Rutabaga in SOUP
A Veggie Venture recipes
LeAnne’s Slow Cooker Veggie Soup WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb8 Guest Post by My Sister!

Including Tofu & Tofu Noodles (Shirataki) and Miso
See also Edamame (fresh soybeans)


Kitchen Parade recipes
Marinated Tofu Stir-Fry
Quick Supper: Lentil Skillet Suppers

A Veggie Venture recipes
Lentil, Pepper & Spinach Supper with Crispy Tofu & Indian Spices 20min/50min–ww3–pp5–sp6–fs2–green5–blue2–purple2–carb14
Stir-Fried Broccoli with Tofu 20min/30min – WW3 – NetCarb14
Ugly But Delicious Tofu for the Slow Cooker 15min/4-7hrs – WW0/WW2 – NetCarb2/7

Tofu Salad Sandwiches 15min/15min – WW1 – PP1/2 – NetCarb2/4

Tofu in SWEETS!
A Veggie Venture recipes
Chocolate “Mousse” 10min/30min – WW9
Tofu Pudding - Blackberry, Mango and Pumpkin 5min/5min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb18

Tofu Noodles (Shirataki)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Gypsy Pot 45min/90min–ww2–pp3–sp4–fs2–green2–blue2–purple2–carb18
Miso Soup 5min/25min – WW1 – NetCarb4

Gypsy Pot 45min/90min–ww2–pp3–sp4–fs2–green2–blue2–purple2–carb18
Miso Soup 5min/25min – WW1 – NetCarb4


"Sprouts" are the crisp, tender sprouts of various germinated beans and seeds. Alfalfa sprouts and mung bean sprouts are the most popular. Tip: "Bean sprouts" are actually mung bean sprouts!

Sprouts in MAIN DISHES
Sunflower Sprout-Inspired Salad 20min/20min

BLTs with Avocado

Including Japanese Turnip (also called Kabu, Salad Turnip, Turnip Hakurei)
See also the yellow-fleshed Rutabagas which for some reason are often confused with purple-topped white-fleshed turnips.
See also Turnip Greens.

The white-fleshed turnip has a white skin with a purple-tinged top. Small, young turnips have a delicate, slightly sweet taste. As turnips age, however, their taste becomes stronger and their texture coarser, sometimes almost woody.

Turnips in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Kitchen Parade recipes
Turnip Puff

A Veggie Venture recipes
Creamed Turnips 25min/35min – WW1/WW2 – NetCarb8
Leek & Root Vegetable Gratin 45min/2hrs – WW2/4 – NetCarb15/22
Low-Carb Fried 'Potatoes' (Turnips) 15min/60min – WW1 – NetCarb8
Mashed Turnip & Apple 20min/90min – WW2 – NetCarb15
Turnip Potato Purée 10min/40min – WW1 – NetCarb12
"Wonderful" Glazed Turnips & Carrots 10min/30min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb15

Turnips in SALADS
Best-Ever Lentil Salad 20min/50min–ww2–pp4–sp4–fs1–green4–blue1–purple1–carb12 `
Mark Bittman's "Salted" Chopped Salad 30min/30min–ww0–pp1–sp1–fs0–green0–blue0–purple0–carb4
Salad with Japanese Turnip 10min/10min

Turnips in SOUP
LeAnne’s Slow Cooker Veggie Soup WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb8 Guest Post by My Sister!
Turkey & Turnip Soup 5min/5min
Winter Vegetable Soup 25min/24hrs – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb 29

Turnips in MAIN DISHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Buffalo Ragout

RECIPES using FROZEN Turnips or CANNED Turnips
Frozen Turnip Greens with Diced Turnip 5min/20min – WW1


Watercress is a member of the mustard family (ha! aren't botanical families fascinating?!) and can often be found in the wild in and around cool running water – we even have some that grows in the runoff from a natural spring on our property in the Ozark Highlands! Watercress has small, crisp, dark green leaves and its pungent flavor is slightly bitter and has a peppery snap.

Watercress in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Sautéed Watercress 2min/3min – WW1 – NetCarb5

Watercress in SALADS
Cucumber & Watercress Relish 15min/45min – WW1 – NetCarb10
Watercress, Clementine & Blue Cheese Salad 10min/10min–ww1–pp2–sp2–fs1–green1–blue1–purple1–carb5
Watercress, Iceberg Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing 15min/15min – WW1 – NetCarb2
Watercress with Orange & Mustard Dressing 10min/10min – WW2 – NetCarb4

Watercress in SOUP
Turkey, Tortellini & Watercress Soup 10min/30min – WW4 – PP4 – NetCarb10
Watercress Soup 20min/60min–ww2–pp3–sp4–fs3–green3–blue3–purple2–carb15

Watercress in SANDWICHES
Watercress Sandwiches with Chili-Lime Butter 20min/20min – WW2 – NetCarb14

See also Sweet Potatoes

Yams are thick tubers popular in South and Central America, the West Indies and parts of Asia and Africa. While sweet potatoes and yams are from entirely different plant species, they are similar and often confused. In the southern U.S., sweet potatoes are often called yams. In addition, canned sweet potatoes are frequently labeled yams. True yams, however, are not widely marketed and are seldom grown in the United States. That said? I find them in a local international market, many varieties worth!

Yams & Sweet Potatoes, What's the Difference? with photographs and taste tests

A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the
famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.
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Alanna Kellogg
Alanna Kellogg

A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.