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Tart cherries bring sweet-sour flavor to this simple beet salad recipe.
This sweet-tart cranberry relish is flavored with cinnamon, fresh citrus, and sweet apples.
Unripe, green bananas pickled in a garlicky brine make a refreshing condiment alongside the roast pork shoulder.
Eastern spices like cumin and cardamom add bright notes to this earthy, pleasantly chewy pilaf, enriched with pistachios and dried apricots. Serve this at Thanksgiving as a lighter alternative to traditional bread stuffing.
Crunchy, sweet watermelon pickles offer a bright contrast to smoked meats.
In this recipe for Yuca con Mojo, starchy cassava, boiled until tender and brightened with a citrusy marinade, makes a great side dish for grilled or roasted meats.
The recipe for this dish comes from Asian Dumplings by Andrea Nguyen (Ten Speed Press, 2009).
Brandy adds depth and black peppercorns balance the tart flavor in this version of the classic cranberry sauce.
This stuffing gets its sweet-spicy flavor from chiles, fennel, prunes, and cumin.
Crisp cucumbers are stuffed with carrots, chives, Asian pear, pine nuts, and seasoning in this kimchi.
This light-tasting kimchi is sometimes served with flavorful garnishes, such as pomegranate seeds, and a little of the brine solution in which it’s pickled.
In this deeply sweet and flavorful relish, cranberries are roasted with orange peel, jalapeño, and spices until their skins burst.
In this summer salad, watermelon is a sweet counterpoint to the briny pungency of feta and olives.
These savory pickles are as gorgeous as they are delicious.
A specialty of the Indian state of Rajasthan, this delicious curry plays the sweet, juicy flesh of the watermelon against a complex background of chiles and spices.
Chef Bill Smith serves a version of this refreshing dish during the late summer.
Chunks of lemon and cracked coriander seeds lend a bright flavor to these earthy olives.
This dish uses Málaga, a sweet fortified wine from Spain with the character of sherry.