Anne D., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Anne D. has tested.

A white oval serving dish filled with pickled carrots.

Pickled Carrots

Perhaps the quickest pickles ever, these tongue-tinglingly tangy specimens stack flavor on flavor all in the span of a few minutes of work and a few hours of waiting.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Roasted asparagus on a baking sheet.

Roasted Asparagus

Think a recipe for roast asparagus isn’t necessary? We thought so, too…until we tried this. Lovely spears time after time. Not at all mushy. And never tough.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 12
A glass of green smooth and a second glass that is on its side with green smoothie poured out.

Green Smoothie

Close your eyes and we swear you’d never guess this sweet, banana-y smoothie is suffused with good-for-you greens.

  • (6)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 25
A bowl of easy gazpacho with ice cubes floating in it on a silver plate with a spoon and a few crostini.

Easy Gazpacho

Perhaps the easiest gazpacho recipe ever, this Spanish classic will have you swearing off takeout all summer long.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
A wooden bowl filled with Catalan bread salad and a frothy beer on the side.

Catalan Bread Salad | Escalivada

We wish someone had told us a heck of a lot sooner about this uncommon bread salad, which embellishes the usual ingredient suspects with figs and walnuts.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
A white bowl filled with carrot and lentil soup and a wooden bowl of cooked rice beside it.

Carrot and Lentil Soup

“Beautiful.” “Filled with flavors.” “A tad spicy.” “Simple.” “Perfect!” That’s just a taste of what our testers are saying about this soup. Sort of makes you want some, doesn’t it?

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 5
White plate of tomato and green bean salad with feta, red onion, parsley, and mint

Tomato and Green Bean Salad

You don’t have to be Greek for this amalgam of tomatoes, green beans, red onion, and feta to taste like home.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 9
Four halves of butternut brown butter winter squash on a rimmed baking sheet.

Brown Butter Winter Squash

One taste and you’ll forget all about that butter and brown sugar trick your mom taught you long ago. Promise.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
A jar filled with pickled shallots in pink pickling liquid.

Pickled Shallots

These pretty pink refrigerator pickles are almost instant in terms of gratification, undeniably complex in terms of satisfaction.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 6 H
  • 11