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Vegetables don't have to be those plain over-cooked limp things that your mother used to serve when you were little. Today with little effort you can make fancy, perfectly cooked veggies every time. Sous vide is just the ticket for an easy dinner side such as sous vide sweet and spicy glazed carrots or a refreshing sous vide butter poached beet salad. You can even add a modernist twist by changing the texture to something unexpected like a roasted sweet potato soup foam or a roasted parsnips with carrot froth.

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Check out our top recipes and articles for making interesting and unique vegetable dishes!

Vegetable Recipes and Articles

Miso Glazed Sous Vide Turnips Recipe

Sous vide turnips miso glazed top Using sous vide to glaze turnips is a simple process that results in a great side dish, especially when combined with umami-rich miso. You can also briefly cook turnips and their juices in a pan after sous viding them to reduce the sauce for a richer dish. This recipe also works well for other root vegetables such as carrots, radishes, and parsnips.

Sous Vide Rustic Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rustic roasted mashed potatoes The entire cooking process for rustic roasted garlic mashed potatoes is done in the sous vide machine to speed up the process and rely on higher temperatures to full tenderization. These mashed potatoes are hearty, chunky, and full of bold flavors.

Spinach-Garlic Dip Recipe

Spinach garlic dip This recipe turns a popular spinach-garlic dip into a foam for dipping. It can be served with roasted pita squares or even just vegetables and chips. This dip also works great as a sauce to perk up the flavors of steak or chicken.

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut squash pressure cooked In this soup recipe I pressure cook butternut squash along with some bacon and onion to add depth of flavor and smokiness. Then serve it topped off with some sage and Gruyere or Swiss cheese.

Sous Vide Poached Cherry Tomatoes

Poached cherry tomatoes This recipe makes a tender and moist side dish by lightly poaching tomatoes in the sous vide machine. The tomatoes are just heated through, not broken down so I throw them in with the sous viding meat at the very end. How convenient is that!

Sous Vide Chuck Pot Roast with Roasted Vegetables

Chuck pot roast vegetables Create a perfect version of a traditional pot roast by sous viding it. The meat is fall apart tender and very juicy. In this recipe I lighten it up with a medley of roasted vegetables and brighten it up with a lemon vinaigrette!

Sous Vide Italian Sausage with Acorn Squash Puree

Italian sausage acorn squash puree I really like rich Italian sausage paired with a sweet and spicy maple-acorn squash puree. This recipe adds some heat with some chipotle powder and lightens the puree by incorporating some milk. Fun meal for a casual dinner with friends!

Sous Vide Sweet and Spicy Glazed Carrots

Sweet spicy glazed carrots This sweet and spicy glazed carrots recipe uses the sous vide machine to simplify the process of preparing a great side dish!

Sous Vide Butternut Squash Salad

Butternut squash salad Butternut squash is a fun winter squash that is often made into a soup or puree. For variety I like to combine the sous vided squash with walnuts, goat cheese, sage and a drizzle of maple syrup for a chunky savory and sweet salad.

Roasted Parsnips with Carrot Froth Recipe

Roasted parsnips with chipotle froth Roasting parsnips gives it an almost nutty taste, which holds up well to a topping of chipotle-carrot froth. The modernist ingredient of xanthan gum is used in the froth to help it retain the bubbles generated in the whipping siphon. This is a fun dish to serve as an appetizer or starter plate.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup Recipe

Roasted red pepper foam soup Roasted red peppers are a classic Italian offering and this recipe uses the whipping siphon to aerate them into a light, smooth soup. The amount of agar can be adjusted to easily control the thickness of the soup. In addition to serving it as a soup, this foam can be used in many different ways to turn traditional dishes into modern masterpieces.

Carrot Planks with Pea Pudding Recipe

Carrot planks pea pudding Looking to take your guests by surprise visually but still deliver that familiar and well-loved taste of peas and carrots? This recipe tops a roasted carrot plank with pea pudding and some pancetta for added flavor and texture. Zip it up with a modernist twist!

Sous Vide Corn on the Cobb with Basil Recipe

Sous vide corn basil lime Sous viding sweet summer corn is one of my favorite methods to prepare it. Because it only needs a little heat to break down the outer layers of the kernels the cook time is pretty short, only about 15 to 25 minutes. This recipe cooks the corn with butter then finishes it with fresh basil and lime zest.

Mom's Sweet Potato Casserole Bites

Marshmallow   sweetpotato mollases For this dessert I've taken the components from my mom's sweet potato casserole and broken them down into a modernist dessert. I take crispy sweet potato chips and top them with a fresh orange and brown sugar marshmallow. Then I finish it with a drizzle of molasses for extra flavor.

Pea Pesto Recipe

Pea pesto dip This recipe makes a clean and fresh tasting pea pesto dip that works great with just about everything, especially grilled sourdough bread, carrot and celery sticks, as well as roasted vegetable chips. This party favorite is quick and easy to put together and can be made with defrosted frozen peas - however, if you have access to fresh spring peas it'll be even better!

Sous Vide Halibut with Honey-Roasted Beets

Halibut honey roasted beets These flavorful honey roasted beets complement the delicate halibut entree without overpowering it. By using sous vide to cook the halibut, it comes out flaky and moist every time! This recipe is always a hit at family dinners!

Sous Vide Orange-Saffron Fennel Confit

Fennel confit Fennel cooked sous vide becomes very tender in just 60 minutes and retains the majority of its flavor. This recipe adds orange zest, cloves and saffron to the bag before cooking for more interesting flavor levels. Cooking the fennel with a large dose of olive oil confits the fennel, the excess olive oil can be used on other dishes or in vinaigrettes.

Sous Vide Sirloin Steak with Lime-Ginger Slaw

Sirloin steak lime ginger slaw side This recipe combines lime and ginger which are two great ingredients to pair with the bold flavors of the sous vided sirloin steak. I like to add texture and brightness to the dish by combining them in a vinaigrette-style sauce that is drizzled over a crispy cabbage and pepper slaw topping.

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Butter Balls Recipe

Brussels sprouts deep fried This brussels sprouts recipe incorporates the tang from blue cheese and the smoke from bacon to prepare a party favorite. By deep frying the brussels sprouts first, you can easily make this dish even fancier!

Purple Pickled Beet and Goat Cheese Recipe

Devilled eggs purple pickled These tangy reddish-purple deviled eggs are made with pickled beet brine. This recipe aims for some color without an overpowering flavor so the eggs are only soaked for 12 to 18 hours. Topped with a dab of goat cheese, a pecan and a slice of pickled beet - they are always a crowd pleaser!

Bacon Cheddar Broccoli Soup Recipe

Bacon brocolli cheddar soup This classic bacon cheddar broccoli soup recipe uses the modernist ingredient of sodium citrate to help it stay together without diluting the flavor of the cheese with flour and other starches. The result is a super smooth, super cheesy soup.

Roasted Poblano, Corn and Bacon Bite Recipe

Roasted corn custard poblano pudding bites This great party snack use a crispy bacon base topped with a creamy corn custard and a spicy poblano chile fluid gel to make a rich and complex one-bite snack.

Sous Vide Butter-Poached Beet Salad Recipe with Pecans

Sous vide beet salad with walnuts When cooking sous vide beets it tenderizes them without turning them mushy and this recipes combines them in a walnut and blue cheese salad with Mandarin oranges.

Sous Vide Asparagus Recipe with Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

Sous vide asparagus with turkey Sous vide asparagus is similar to blanched asparagus but ends up with a stronger flavor and slightly firmer texture. It only needs a short cooking time unless the asparagus is really thick.

Carrot-Ginger Soup Recipe

Pressure cooked carrot soup For this soup, the spicy flavor of ginger really complements the super-sweet carrot flavor that develops in the soup. I like to finish it off with a little butter and basil and cilantro leaves.

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup Foam

Roasted sweet potato foam My mother-in-law always cooks great meals for us when we come to visit. She recently cooked a wonderful sweet potato soup that I thought would be great in a modernist preparation. I've roasted the sweet potatoes and added some molasses, ginger, and thyme for extra depth of flavor.

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Recipe

Red pepper crustini top Not all dishes that use modernist ingredients have to be super fancy in-your-face dishes that look like they came from Alinea. This red pepper pesto crustini is a great example. It is a simple, hearty snack that is great when served as an appetizer or set out as hors d'oeuvres.

Sous Vide Shrimp and Pumpkin Soup Recipe

While this recipe calls for many exotic ingredients they can be left out and the soup will still be very good. I've marked the ones that aren't critical to the soup as optional but I would try to add in as many as possible for the deepest flavor.

Sous Vide Leek Salad

This sous vide leek salad is great as a starting or side course for a poached fish or roasted chicken. Cooking the leeks in the sous vide bath renders them very tender and mild.

Spicy Sous Vide Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

Sweet potatoes are a favorite food around my house and I'm always looking at ways to incorporate them into more dishes. To make them more convenient I often sous vide sweet potatoes. Here I take sous vide sweet potatoes cubes and combine them in a salad with beans and corn. The chipotle adds a nice burn to the usually super sweet potatoes and helps turn this into a savory salad.

Glazed Sous Vide Carrots Recipe

This recipe works great for many types of vegetables including radishes, turnips, parsnips, or pearl onions. You can also try different herb combinations like rosemary and thyme for a more savory dish or tarragon and mint for a sweeter combination.

Sous Vide Squid with Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

I've found that it is much easier to cook tender sous vide squid than when it is traditionally prepared. The sous vide recipe will help showcase that in a simple and tasty dish.

Sous Vide Leg of Lamb with Asparagus and Mushrooms over Gnocchi

Sous vide lamb square This sous vide recipe is for leg of lamb with asparagus and mushrooms over homemade gnocchi. It's by is by Matt B., a professional market researcher in Seattle, and an amateur at everything else. He cooks because he loves food, science, and challenges, so send him recipe requests anytime!

Sous Vide Gefilte Fish

I am not Jewish, but I was recently invited to a Passover Seder and was requested to provide Gefilte Fish a traditional course during the Seder meal. Historically it is made with fresh water fish, but almost any fish will work. I used cod as it was the freshest local fish available and decided to turn it into a sous vide recipe.

Sous Vide Turkey Breast Recipe with Cucumber and Cherry Tomato Salad

Sous vide turkey Everyone loves turkey at the holidays but few seem to make it during the year. This is a real shame because it is a flavorful, healthy meat, and when cooked with sous vide turkey is incredibly tender. I saw some nice turkey breasts at the store the other day and decided to cook them sous vide, sear them up, and serve them with a cucumber and cherry tomato salad fresh from our garden. Here's the sous vide recipe so you can make it yourself.

Sous Vide Beef Kebabs Recipe

Sous vide beef kebabs Sous vide beef kebabs are one of my favorite recipes to make. I love the taste of the beef with the grilled vegetables. In the sous vide recipe we utilize a bottom round roast to create tender and spicy beef kebabs that we finish on the grill. You can use just about any cut of meat but the bottom round roast is nice and cheap with a good amount of fat on it.

Simple Sous Vide Pork Chops

Simple sous vide pork chops web One of the things I enjoy about sous vide is how easy and convenient it is to cook. Especially if you have several spices or spice mixtures on hand you can just toss the meat into the water bath and figure out how you want to season it later. That's what I did with this simple sous vide pork chop recipe.

Sous Vide Pork Chops Recipe with Kale

Sous vide pork chop kale This sous vide recipe for pork chops doubles up the pork flavor by first sauteing bacon and then cooking the side of kale in it. The smokey bacon helps flavor and balance the kale, which in turn goes great with a simply seasoned sous vide pork chop.

Sous Vide Green Curry Chicken Recipe

Sous vide curry chicken Curries always seemed like exotic and complicated dishes until I started cooking them. While some curries can be very involved, especially if you make your own curry pastes, there are many fast and easy ways to make curry at home. This easy sous vide curry chicken recipe will show you how!

Sous Vide Sausage and Peppers Recipe

Sous vide sausage peppers Growing up my family didn't eat many sausage dishes. Since I've been with my wife that has changed and sausage is a big part of our meals. Sausage and peppers are staple around our house, especially in summer when the peppers are fresh from the garden. Here's my sous vide recipe for sausage and peppers finished off on the grill.

Sous Vide Swordfish Recipe

Sous vide swordfish close After my wife's recent promotion at work we decided to do something fancy at home for dinner to celebrate. Since swordfish is her favorite fish I decided to do a sous vide swordfish dish with a bunch of vegetables from our garden and the local farmers market.

Sous Vide Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Sous vide corned beef Corned beef cooked with sous vide results in a great texture for the meat. It is also much juicier and more flavorful than many corned beefs.

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