We've taken the traditional BBQ side dish and turned it into an equally winter-friendly meal, ready in just 30 minutes and sure to refresh, thanks to its lemony vinaigrette.
With less natural sweetness than butternut, mild spaghetti squash pairs well with slightly bitter radicchio and salty Kalamata olives. This side dish would be a refreshing change of pace with pork tenderloin, baked white fish or as part of a vegetarian meal.
Baking in parchment keeps fish moist and makes cleanup practically effortless. Try substituting Pacific cod for similar results at a reduced cost, and reserve the second half of your fennel bulb for use in a salad: Try it with radicchio, toasted walnuts, cubes of pear and crumbled goat cheese.
Aside from ample health benefits in Sonja Finn's low-cal salad, there's a bounty of textures and flavors to experience – from the chewy feel of farro between your teeth, juxtaposed with smooth and creamy avocado, to the tangy taste of the Chile-Mint Vinaigrette.
Fiber-rich hulled barley gives our risotto a satisfying chewy texture, and provides the perfect base to show off winter's primed butternut squash and kale!