Healthy Truffle Recipes That Only Taste Sinfully Indulgent
No, It's Not Chocolate
If you're still reminiscing about that creamy truffle risotto you had at your favorite restaurant last year, then get ready to start drooling.
Truffles are the fruit of a fungus that grows entirely underground, according to the North American Truffle Growers' Association. If you haven't been so lucky to experience the aforementioned risotto (or something similar), then you're probably wondering why anyone would want to eat ugly, wannabe mushrooms. Well, the answer is, because they're delicious. They've actually long been considered a delicacy all over the world. (And their price reflects that—CBS once reported white truffles were selling for as much as $3,600 a pound.)
The good news: All you need to enjoy their taste is some truffle oil or truffle salt, which you can find at most grocery stores at a fraction of the price. And once you try just one of these truffle recipes, you'll want to stock up on truffled everything.
Truffled Hummus with Baked Pita Chips
Summer Squash with Mint, Feta, and Black Truffle Salt
Roasted Kale with Garlic and Truffle Oil
This easy recipe for Roasted Kale with Garlic and Truffle Oil involves pressing some garlic, tossing kale in truffle oil, and popping it in the oven for no more than 20 minutes. The result? A tasty green that even the pickiest of eaters will love. (If you're still looking for more ways to sneak in your veggies, try these 10 New Ways to Eat Kale.)
Truffled Spinach Pesto
Shaved Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad
This veggie-filled salad with Shaved Broccolo, Brussels Sprouts, and Kale is the ultimate way to enjoy healthy foods with a ton of flavor. Even if you're not a fan of eating your greens, the truffle parmesan dressing will make them irresistible. Try it with roast chicken or couscous to make it a main dish.
Butternut Squash Soup with Truffle Oil
Warm, creamy Butternut Squash Soup gets a whole new dimension of flavor from truffle oil. And because it doesn't have any heavy cream (which is common in many soups with a creamy consistency—duh), you don't have to feel guilty about filling up on seconds.
Grilled Asparagus with Chili, Truffle Oil, and Parmigiano
Truffled Mushroom Chicken
This Truffled Mushroom Chicken with Polenta is so much better than a basic grilled chicken dish, and although it looks intense, it only takes about 45 minutes to make. Serve it alongside roasted broccolini and delicata squash for a complete meal.