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Thanksgiving Starters

November 18, 2010 • 18 Comments

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10 elegant ways to kick off your Thanksgiving feast. Stay tuned for side and dessert ideas!

Arugula, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette by brigidc

Arugula, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette


Sweet Potato Soup with Feta and Zaatar Oil by lauren

Sweet Potato Soup with Feta and Zaatar Oil

Tuscan Chicken Liver Paté by gluttonforlife

Chicken Liver Pate


Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Red Onion, Lemon and Pecorino by merrill

Brussels Sprouts Slaw


Creamy Mushroom Soup by MrsWheelbarrow

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Warm Fig and Blue Cheese Salad by amanda

Warm Fig and Blue Cheese Salad


Beets and Herbs Salad by amanda

Beets and Herbs Salad


Boston Greens with Tarragon Buttermilk Dressing, Red Pears, and Toasted Hazelnuts by Jennifer Ann

Boston Greens with Tarragon Buttermilk Dressing, Red Pears, and Toasted Hazelnuts

Toasted Goat Cheese Crostini with Basil and Red Onion Jam by merrill

Crostini with Red Onion Jam


Butternut Squash Salad by amanda

Butternut Squash Salad



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almost 4 years ago dymnyno

All these recipes look sooo wonderful! I am making a few for T-Day. I may ha ve to tweak some to accommodate what I can find on Maui. We now have a whole foods so that helps a lot.


almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

Maui, one of my favorite places in the whole world.


almost 4 years ago dymnyno

We rent our house...if you are interested.


almost 4 years ago MonkeyBusiness

I am thankful for Food 52. You have provided many a wonderful food experience for my family and some fun experiences trying new dishes for me. There is a real sense of community on this site, and although I don't comment often, I feel a part of it. I'll toast you all as we enjoy at least of few of the recipes here on Thanksgiving Day.


almost 4 years ago Lizthechef

And I am so thankful to have met you, one of my first food'52ers face-to-face. Every time you laughed, along with Susan and Lynda, I felt more welcomed. Thank you for making me feel so included in a gathering where I was clearly the outsider.I love your family-centered recipes and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.


about 4 years ago casa-giardino

Smoked salmon salad


about 4 years ago Waverly

These all look divine. I am in charge of the salad at Wednesday nights' pre-Thanksgiving extended family dinner. We are having my mother's gumbo. One of these green salads would be perfect, but which one? Boston greens with buttermilk dressing, Amanda's warm fig and blue cheese salad, or the arugula/pear/goat cheese? Any opinions?


about 4 years ago lauren

thanks for including my soup!


about 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

So many dishes at our table will be from this glorious site. Thanks, Amanda and Merrill, and all your fantastic helpers, for providing so much inspiration.


about 4 years ago Lizthechef

I have made your fabulous mushroom soup and hope others follow my lead!


about 4 years ago Allison Boomer

Divine selection - lovely pictures and appealing, creative recipes. Thanks for the inspiration!


about 4 years ago Lizthechef

I try to add a new dish every Thanksgiving. This year it will be Merrill's Mom's onion confit. It turns out to be so tasty that I may need to make more before the holiday, as I have been sneaking spoonfuls from my batch prepped and ready in the fridge!


about 4 years ago edamame2003

every single one of these looks amazing. we will have to start cooking and eating now to get to all of them by thursday!


about 4 years ago lastnightsdinner

We have plans to serve a few food52 dishes at our Thanksgiving meal, one of them that delicious sounding Tuscan Chicken Liver Pate. Really looking forward to it!


about 4 years ago dymnyno

I have made the Tuscan Chicken Liver Pate several is really delish!!


about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Yum! Would it be possible to file this, and the other holiday menu ideas under "menu ideas" instead of "stuff"? It'll be easier to find down the road.


about 4 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

Yes! We've been meaning to do this. Thanks for the reminder!


about 4 years ago thirschfeld

I am positive I could have a wonderful ten course Thanksgiving meal with just these dishes alone. All of them look