What's For Dinner: Fennel Salad, Roasted Carrots And Nut Bars

Almonds and hazelnuts add crunch to this fall menu

Not feeling inspired by your usual dishes? Here's what's for dinner.

We've officially gone nuts—in a good way. Namely, by tossing all kinds of nuts into a crisp fall salad, roasted carrots and jammy pie bars. Small but mighty, nuts add crunch (and protein) wherever they're sprinkled. So use this menu to make dinner planning an easy nut to crack.

① Appetizer: Apple, Radish and Fennel Salad with Hazelnuts and Mint

The apple-a-day adage may or may not be true, but we choose to believe it during fall. This textural salad isn't just finished with hazelnuts—there's another layer hidden beneath the pile of shaved apples, fennel and radishes.

② Main Course: Roasted Carrots with Salsa Verde, Almonds and Olives

Chef Justin Severino serves these almond- and olive-topped roasted carrots chilled, but they're also delicious right out of the oven if you can't wait. Either way, make a hearty meal of the stellar side with rice or a thick slice of toasted sourdough.

③ Dessert: Nuts and Chew Bars

Don't confuse these with granola bars. Their buttery crust and nut-streaked filling definitely qualify them as dessert—think of them as pecan pie in bar form. Bonus: You can add in any mixed nuts for this choose-your-own-adventure recipe.