Garlic and onions are two of the most versatile and inexpensive staples to keep in your kitchen pantry. Our recipes highlight these hard-working root vegetables' myriad possibilities.
This soup provides a delicious way to enjoy the robust flavor of garlic, which has been known to lower cholesterol.
Eggplant is layered with a mixture of low-fat turkey, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices and topped with a light yogurt sauce in our version of moussaka, a Mediterranean classic. Moussaka may be assembled a day in advance and refrigerated; bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until center is hot.
Layers of phyllo dough make a quick crust for this savory pie. For the filling, fresh spinach is sauteed with onion and garlic, then stirred into a combination of ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, fresh dill, parsley, cumin, and eggs. Serve warm or at room temperature. For brunch, try coupling the pie with a green salad.
This dish combines parsnips and cipollines. Also referred to as wild onions, fresh cipollines are the bittersweet bulbs of the grape hyacinth, and are available for a short time in the fall. If you can't find them, use some other sweet onion, such as Vidalia, cut into walnut-size pieces.