Gallery: Vegetable Heroes: ABC Kitchen

Roast carrot and avocado salad ($14)
Roast carrot and avocado salad ($14)

One of our favorites on ABC Kitchen's menu since day one. Long, slender carrots are roasted with cumin and red chile, then dressed with a vinaigrette made from citrus that's also been roasted; it's paired with avocado wedges, sour cream, crunchy seeds, and generous, deliciously oily rough croutons.

Roasted beets with housemade yogurt ($9)
Roasted beets with housemade yogurt ($9)

Gold, chiogga, and red beets roasted and served over creamy yogurt, its tartness amplified when it mingles with 25-year aged balsamic vinegar along with Arbequina olive oil.

Roasted Cauliflower ($15)
Roasted Cauliflower ($15)

What Kluger calls a thick cauliflower "steak" is roasted to a crisp-edged golden brown before it's topped with garlic breadcrumbs, walnut crumbs, and onions "cooked down almost to a jam," flavorful crumbly bits to augment the cauliflowers' own.

Roasted sunchokes ($9)
Roasted sunchokes ($9)

Roasted in the wood oven and dressed with hazelnuts, jalapeños, sage, and sherry vinegar with honey.

Roasted butternut squash ($12)
Roasted butternut squash ($12)

Parmesan-coated before it's roasted for that distinctive crisped-up Parm taste; pumpkin seeds, shaved lemon zest and chili flakes finish it off.