The Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu
Thanksgiving is one of our favourite holidays because we get to celebrate it with friends, family, and of course, delicious food. We understand that despite the excitement, preparing for Thanksgiving can be overwhelming, especially if you’re the host. At The Garlic Chop, we’re all about convenience. That’s why we’ve compiled a menu outlining our favourite mouth-watering dishes where you can use The Garlic Chop and Garlic Peel to cut down on some of your vegetable and herb prep time. Use any one of these dishes to change up your holiday go-to or use them all for a full garlicy feast!
Good Dinner Mom’s Roasted Garlic Soup
A creamy side soup can be the perfect appetizer or side dish for your family gathering. This one uses over 40 garlic cloves when making a double batch! However, between the potatoes, croutons, and parmesan cheese crisps, it’s the perfect amount. Given the large quantity of garlic, we recommend using The Garlic Peel to quickly peel the cloves and avoid the scent of garlic lingering on your fingers all day.
Between the bread, Turkey, and pumpkin pie, it’s important to get your greens in. We recommend this simple roasted vegetable recipe. The optional vinaigrette is made with hummus, making this fall dish a creamy delight.
This balsamic vinaigrette recipe uses raw garlic for a delicious salad dressing. It’s simple to make and can be tossed with any greens you already have in your fridge so you can focus on prepping for the main meals.
Nothing says Canadian Thanksgiving like a maple glazed Turkey. In case your guests have dietary sensitivities, this adaptation of a traditional Turkey dinner is gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly, and also tastes phenomenal. We may be biased, but our favourite part about this variation is that the recipe calls to rub garlic and orange zest over the skin, for a citrusy and flavourful twist.
Vegans and vegetarians alike can still enjoy Thanksgiving beyond a salad and some roasted vegetables. This Beyond Burger stuffing is a great alternative that keeps vegetarians full and meat lovers reaching for seconds. The Beyond Burger absorbs the garlic, onion, and seasoning for a meal that is anything but bland.
Another one of our favourites from Leite’s Culinaria, this wild mushroom stuffing is another unique take on traditional Thanksgiving dishes. This slightly sweet dish brings together flavours of garlic, parsley, thyme, and brioche bread. We promise you’ll be eating it by the spoonful. This dish is also baked in a pan rather than inside the Turkey, so you don’t have to worry about checking on the temperature of the stuffing.
A Thanksgiving meal wouldn’t be complete without a classic pumpkin pie. Top this dessert with whipped cream or cranberries to satisfy your sweet tooth!
What dishes will you cook this Thanksgiving? Share a picture on Instagram and tag @garlicchop. We can’t wait to see your creation!