Peel away the tough exterior of a rutabaga to discover a hearty, firm flesh that's tasty and filling. In addition to this light potato salad, add rutabagas to rustic vegetable soups, or roast them along with other root vegetables such as carrots, turnips, and parsnips.
This sophisticated puree marries the citrusy flavor of Anjou pears with earthy, roasted acorn squash. Ground ginger provides an exotic twist, while toasted almonds deliver crunch. Recipe: Acorn Squash-and-Pear Puree with Glazed Almonds