Nontraditional Thanksgiving Menu

Even for a pretty conventional Thanksgiving—turkey, stuffing, pie, and cranberries—a bright, refreshing, citrus-driven ceviche can sound a wonderful opening note. Briefly poached shrimp are halved and finish "cooking" in lime and lemon juice, then tossed with onion, serrano chile, cilantro, cucumber, and avocado. Naturally, this would also be a great addition to an international Thanksgiving table. But if you need appetizers that are vegan, paleo, or gluten-free, why not look to cauliflower party foods? Or keep clicking through these slides for more starters, mains, sides, and desserts that will make your holiday spread unforgettable.