Thanksgiving is more than turkey—it’s a time to reflect and express gratitude for all we have. This traditionally includes friend and family gatherings with plenty of delicious food and drinks. With the myriad dietary preferences popular in today’s world, savvy operators will offer a wide range of side dishes and alternate mains to please a crowd.
- Orange vegetables. Now is the ideal time to serve on-trend dishes such as hot honey-glazed carrots, mashed sweet potatoes with bacon-herb crumble, Hasselback Butternut squash and orange baby beet salad.
- Leafy greens. Heartier lettuces are most appropriate in seasonal and holiday salads. Think collards, kales, and cabbages as add-ins to arugula, butter lettuce, and romaine.
- Cruciferous sides. Charred broccoli, shaved Brussels sprouts, crumbled cauliflower—these healthy ingredients add texture and layers of flavor.
- Sweet & savory. Traditional Thanksgiving fruits such as cranberries, oranges, and pomegranate seeds cut the fat and carbs in stuffings, gratins, and mashes.
SEASONAL PRODUCE CHECKLIST
- Orange vegetables: RSS Carrots, MFC Carrots, sweet potatoes, and winter squashes.
- Leafy greens: RSS Harvest Crisp Blend, RSS Bistro Butter Blend, RSS Heritage Blend, and RSS Urban Blend.
- Cruciferous sides: RSS Broccoli & Cauliflower Florets, RSS Brussels Sprouts Halves, RSS Shredded Kale, and RSS Cabbage.
- Sweet & savory: RSS Orange Sections, MFC Oranges, MFC Lemons, blackberries, and cranberries, pomegranates