Vegetables

How To Make Spicy Mexican-Style Pickled Carrots — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Meet the spicy pickled carrots that are about to forever change your Taco Tuesday or even just your snack-dinner Wednesday. These crunchy, spicy, tangy pickles are made for serving with (or on top of) Mexican staples like tacos and enchiladas, or even just alongside a cold beer.

And because these carrot pickles are made just like our favorite quick refrigerator pickles, they are as easy to make as they are to eat.

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Recipe: Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi and Veggies — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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A package of gnocchi from the store has always been one of our favorite easy dinners, but now it just got a whole lot easier. That's because we discovered you don't even actually have to boil the gnocchi in order to make it for dinner. Toss them directly from the package onto a sheet pan with a slew of veggies, roast them for 20 minutes, scoop into bowls, and dig in. Seriously — that's it. It's a game-changing way to make a go-to weeknight meal even more of a win.

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We Tried 3 Spiralizers and Here’s What We Thought — It’s a Spiralized Life

Zoodles, swoodles, and other noodle-fied vegetables are pretty trendy these days. And for good reason! Not just a clever name, spiralized vegetables are a healthier alternative to noodles and just a fun new way to eat more veggies. Sure, you can turn produce into noodles with a chef's knife or a julienne peeler, but that will take some time — so it does help to have a spiralizer.

Which one should you get? We put three different gadgets through the wringer and here's what we thought.

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Recipe: Minty Snap Pea Salad — Salad Recipes

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This time of year I find myself tossing fresh herbs into practically everything I make. Whether it's basil, oregano, or parsley, it finds its way into my meals. That's where this snap pea salad comes in. It embraces the abundance of fresh mint and packs it into a salad that's equal parts bright and refreshing. Added to the mix are radishes for peppery crunch and balls of fresh, milky mozzarella to bulk things up and make it even more exciting to dig into.

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These Zucchini Chips Are Going to Be Your New Favorite Snack — Delicious Links

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If you're staring at a pile of zucchini wondering how in the world you're going to use it all up, I've got just the recipe for you. These pan-fried zucchini chips pair well alongside whatever you're grilling for dinner or, when served with some ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce, they make a great snack.

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Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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Roasted red peppers (or any form of bell peppers, for that matter) are easily one of my husband's least favorite things. When served this pasta, however, he practically inhaled it. Leave it to heavy cream and cheese to solve all problems.

Blend a jar of roasted red peppers into a classic alfredo sauce and you not only improve on the peppers themselves (which can often be slimy and uninspiring straight from the jar), but you also improve on the sauce itself, giving it a rich, smoky sweetness and the prettiest red-orange hue.

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