Try some of these ideas for delicious winter recipes with crops that are in season in the Southeast.
The cooler weather that accompanies the winter months can cause a chill no matter where you live, making it the perfect time for winter recipes like soups and stews. Winter recipes offer nutritious vegetables, grains, and proteins, making them a great choice to stay in line with any New Year’s resolutions about eating healthier. If you’re lucky enough to live in The Sunshine State—Florida—you’re less likely to have cause to need the warming qualities of winter soups, stews, and hot dishes. Try the below salad instead!
Yummy Potato Soup
Potato winter soups are comforting and tasty. This delicious and satisfying soup comes from a column featured in a complimentary newspaper put out by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The soup features white potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, and cheese to create a savory dish that will warm you up. Find the recipe here.
While not in the ‘winter soups’ category per se, ratatouille is a stewed dish that has a soup or stew-like consistency. In the ‘warm comfort food’ category ratatouille hits all the right notes. This recipe gets some help from winter root vegetables like butternut squash, onions, parsnips and potatoes. Additional ingredients like mushrooms, vegetable stock, oregano, fresh basil, and Parmesan cheese combine to make this a flavorful meal that everyone will enjoy. Find the recipe here.
Florida Arugula, Berry, and Citrus Salad
Florida can have its share of cooler weather in the winter, but there can also be highs of 80 degrees for days at a time. Some days in Florida’s winter season simply do not require winter soups. For those balmy Florida winter days, try this salad that’s full of some of Florida’s best produce that’s ripe in winter. Arugula greens are mixed with orange slices, and strawberries for a delicious and nutritious dish; toss in some blueberries for extra flavor and color. Candied Florida pecans and goat cheese garnish the salad, adding sweet and savory notes. Find the recipe here.
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