French Vinigerette: 1 anchovy 1 small garlic clove Salt Juice from half of a nice fresh lemon 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard ¼ cup olive oil, something good but not too fancy Freshly ground black pepper or small pinch piment d'espelette
Kale and Persimmon Salad with Pecan Vinaigrette : Persimmons are the perfect newcomer to the Thanksgiving table. Their subtle sweetness melds beautifully with the sharpness from the pickled shallots and creaminess of the cheese in this pretty, fall-inspired salad. If you can't find persimmons, dried apricots plumped in orange juice will stand in nicely. via Food Network
Steamed Carrots with Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette : These are knife-and-fork carrots for your next gathering. Steaming them whole retains their carroty essence; tossing them with lemon-dill vinaigrette while they are still warm allows them to absorb lots of flavor.