While winter cuisine isn’t quite as easily categorized as the pumpkin filled fall or watermelon packed summer, it’s a season with its own cuisine. So burrow up with a cozy soup or tackle that food project you’ve been wanting to try with these 17 cool weather recipes!
Winter Fruits and Vegetables
Before we get into the recipes, let’s take a peak at what fruits and vegetables are in season throughout the cooler winter months.
- Brussels Sprouts: Keep these miniature cabbages in your rotation all fall and winter long (they’ll keep in the fridge for about a week).
- Butternut Squash: Safe to say most squash hits its stride in the fall, continuing through the winter, butternut squash and pumpkin included! Store them somewhere cool (like the basement), where they’ll last all winter long.
- Cabbage: A nutritional powerhouse that’s closely related to other winter veggies (like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and kale!)
- Cauliflower: Look for cauliflower with compact white curds and store it in the fridge for up to a week. Great roasted or in soups!
- Citrus: Brighten up winter with citrus fruit, like orange, lemon, or limes.
- Kale: Dark leafy greens like kale are at their peak in the winter.
- Pears: All the different varieties of pears make them perfect for eating at every meal! Bake them into sweets or slice them into salads.
- Pomegranate: Pick a pomegranate that’s heavy for its size (pro tip: work the seeds out of the pomegranate while you have it submerged in a bowl of water – less mess!)
- Sweet Potato: While all potatoes are a great winter produce, sweet potatoes are our favorite around here for the added beta-carotene!