Fresh Vegetable Sides from the Farmer's Market

Flavorful ingredients make good dishes great.
John McMillan
Fresh Vegetable Sides from the Farmer's Market
<a href="" target="_blank">White Cheddar-and-Squash Casserole</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Orange-Mint
William Dickey / Styling Buffy Hargett / Food Styling Vanessa McNeil Rocchio

Take advantage of spring and summer, and enjoy these veggies at their peak. Convenience products are pretty good, but farmers market fresh makes a big difference in taste and texture. Peas and cabbage are in now; squash is just around the corner. Use these sides to perk up an ordinary supper, or skip the main dish and have a good ol' Southern veggie plate.

"Fresh Vegetable Sides" is from the May 2006 issue of Southern Living.