Continuing on in the new Alton Brown cookbook, EveryDay Cook, last week I made a batch of what Brown calls, “Thanksgiving Salad”. This consists of sweet potato, quinoa, parsnips, pepitas, onions, and various other things, tossed in a vinaigrette dressing.
In the recipe description, the author states, “This is what Thanksgiving tastes like.” I have to disagree. I’m not much of a fan of vinegar, except in certain places, like pickles, or sardines, and I was not a fan of this recipe. It looks lovely in the bowl, and has great texture, but the vinegar is just too strong. I think it would be great, if it were made with lemon juice instead of the vinegar in the recipe.