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100 Times Vegetables Were The Most Delicious Thing On The Table

Eating your greens has never been so easy.
06/17/2014 07:00am ET | Updated June 19, 2014

It's easy to get stuck in a vegetable rut. Once you've got your go-to salad recipe or have found the perfect way to stir-fry broccoli, there's no need to look any further, right? WRONG. Guys, you're selling your veggies short. There's so much more you can do with an artichoke than steam it. There are countless recipes for corn off of the cob. And when it comes to asparagus, the possibilities are endless.

If you've been cooking squash the same way for the past year (or decade), today is the day you should branch out. In honor of National Eat Your Veggies Day, we have put together a collection of 100 recipes to inspire you not only to eat your veggies, but to try them in a new and exciting way.

From pickled asparagus to fennel gratin, we have found every reason you need to eat vegetables.

1
Late Summer Minestrone
The Clever Carrot
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2
Roasted Sesame Asparagus Toasts With Poached Eggs
How Sweet It Is
3
Roasted Corn And Cilantro Salad
Dinner was Delicious
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4
Crispy Cream-Braised Potatoes And Fennel
James Ransom/Food52
5
Toasted Sage Gnocchi With Sautéed Asparagus & Caramelized Shallots
Adventures in Cooking
6
Spring Greens Asparagus And Ricotta Pasta
Foodie Crush
7
Artichoke And Pancetta Italian Skillet
Valentina Solfrini/Food52
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8
Simple Tomato Salad
Adventures in Cooking
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9
Buttermilk Fennel Vichyssoise
James Ransom/Food52
10
Crispy Oven Roasted Chickpeas
The Clever Carrot
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11
Charred Corn And Avocado Pizza
Two Peas and their Pod
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12
Eggplant Parmesan
James Ransom/Food52
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13
Spicy Yellow Beans With Shallots And Lemon
The Clever Carrot
14
Salad of Roasted Golden Beets & Butternut Squash
Verses from my Kitchen
15
Sweet Corn Cake Eggs Benedict With Avocado Hollandaise
How Sweet It Is
16
Creamed Spinach Gratin
Ezra Pound Cake
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17
Quinoa-Stuffed Eggplant With A Roasted Garlic Raita
Adventures in Cooking
18
Easy Butternut Squash Shells
How Sweet It Is
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19
Spinach And Ricotta Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Eclectic Recipes
20
Crispy Kale Chips
Alexandra Cooks
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21
Spinach And Tomato Frittata
It Bakes Me Happy
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22
Broccoli & Cheddar Soup Grilled Cheese
BS In The Kitchen
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23
Chantarelle Mushroom & Caramelized Shallot Risotto
Adventures in Cooking
24
Honey Baked Parisian Carrots With Orange + Thyme
The Clever Carrot
25
Eggplant, Caramelized Onion and Tomato Pasta
Alexandra Cooks
26
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
The Clever Carrot
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27
Muhamarra Dip
Veg Recipes Of India
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28
Sugar Snap Pea And Fennel Salad
Gourmande In The Kitchen
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29
Spinach Artichoke Orzo
Macheesmo
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30
Broccoli Stem Pickles
A Future Present
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31
Spinach-Walnut Pesto
Kitchen Simplicity
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32
Stuffed Artichokes
Eclectic Recipes
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33
Roasted Pecan & Acorn Squash Soup
Adventures in Cooking
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34
Buttery Braised Leeks With A Crispy Panko Topping
James Ransom/Food52
35
Corn Chowder With Bacon
Eclectic Recipes
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36
Roasted Summer Vegetable Mac + Cheese
How Sweet It Is
37
Roasted Kale And Eggplant Tapenade
alasully/Food52
38
Cheddar, Broccoli & Bacon Stuffed Potatoes
Eclectic Recipes
39
Fennel Slaw With Mint Vinaigrette
Simply Recipes
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40
Cauliflower, Broccoli & Pepita Salad
Alexandra Cooks
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41
Roasted Vegetable And Spinach Lasagna
Nooschi
42
Grilled Eggplant & Zucchini Salad With Feta, Chickpeas & Mint
Cookin' Canuck
43
Baby Spinach Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing And Shaved Red Onions
Julie Toy
44
Cheesy Artichoke French Breads
How Sweet It Is
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45
Spinach And Kale Greek Yogurt Dip
How Sweet It Is
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46
Mollie Katzen's Tunisian Eggplant
Rebecca Orchant
47
Oil-Poached Artichoke Heart Salad
Simply Recipes
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48
Grilled Artichokes With Garlic Butter
Foodie Crush
49
Sun Dried Tomato, Artichoke And Goat's Milk Brie Tart
Giggles/Food52
50
Smoky Pickled Asparagus
notlazy.rustic./Food52
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51
Sweet Potato Cream Pasta With Crispy Kale
How Sweet It Is
52
Butternut Squash Skillet Lasagna
How Sweet It Is
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53
Burrata Bruschetta With Broccoli Rabe
lastnightsdinner/Food52
54
Butternut Squash Enchiladas
How Sweet It Is
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55
Spinach-Mozzarella Grilled Cheese
An Edible Mosaic
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56
Scrambled Egg And Roasted Asparagus Toasts
Foodie Crush
57
Artichoke Soup
Simply Recipes
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58
Celery Salad With Soft Boiled Egg And Shaved Bottarga
Nicole Franzen/Food52
59
Broccoli Spanakopita
Steamy Kitchen
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60
Ham, Mushroom & Asparagus Frittata
Bell'alimento
61
Sichuan Eggplant
Simply Recipes
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62
Springtime Veggie Skillet Lasagna
How Sweet It Is
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63
Carrot Salad With Balsamic Dressing
Anthea Hanako/Food52
64
Zucchini With Basil, Mint And Honey
Jennifer Causey
65
Caramelized Fennel, Leek, And Orange Salad
James Ransom/Food52
66
Marinated Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Simply Recipes
67
Creme Vichyssoise
Mimi Thorisson
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68
Celery And Za’atar Tabouli
James Ransom/Food52
69
Zucchini Fritters With Tzatziki
Alexandra Cooks
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70
Stuffed Miso Eggplant
Steamy Kitchen
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71
Asiago Portobello Burgers With Roasted Red Peppers + Balsamic Glaze
How Sweet It Is
72
Easy Roasted Tomatoes
Foodiecrush
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73
Artichoke Lemon Dip
Simply Recipes
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74
Garlicky Broccoli Flatbread
Rikki Snyder
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75
Carrot Scallion Latkes
elanaspantry/Food52
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76
Julia Child's Tian De Courgettes Au Riz (Zucchini Tian)
Karen Mordechai
77
Patricia Wells' Zucchini Carpaccio With Avocado And Pistachios
Joseph De Leo/Food52
78
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
How Sweet It Is
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79
Sautéed Eggplant With Honey And Thyme
A Spicy Perspective
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80
Portobello And Leek Carbonara
How Sweet It Is
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81
Miso Curry Carrots
Kristy Mucci/Food52
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82
Eggplant Dip With Yogurt (Borani-e Bademjan)
James Ransom/Food52
83
Smoked Salmon With Asparagus Tartar
Verses from my Kitchen
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84
Tomato Tart With Tarragon Mustard
Manger
85
Bacon, Fennel And Apple Chutney
Michael Turek/Food & Wine
86
Asparagus Soup With Parmesan Shortbread Coins
David Malosh/Food & Wine
87
Gratin Of Asparagus With Cheese Béchamel
Manger
88
Zesty Spinach And Feta Pies (Spanakopita)
Drizzle and Dip
89
Zucchini Summer Skillet With Poached Eggs & Garlic Butter Baguettes
How Sweet It Is
90
Leek Terrine
A Tale Of Two
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91
Carrot Soufflé
Simply Recipes
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92
Orecchiete With Broccoli Rabe And Sausage
Jenifer Mangione Vogt/Food52
93
Red Pepper Shrimp Scampi
A Beautiful Mess
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94
Curried Spaghetti-Squash-And-Chickpea Toasts
David Malosh/Food&Wine
95
Avocado And Melon Salad
Drum Beets/Food52
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96
Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad
Two Peas and their Pod
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97
Crisp Feta, Tomato & Arugula Salad
Verses from my Kitchen
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98
Greek-Style Leeks With Prunes And Cinnamon
James Ransom/Food52
99
Celery And Fennel Gratin
James Ransom/Food52
100
Cherry Tomato Tart With Basil
Tina Rupp/Food&Wine

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