Recipes · Salads · Side Dish

Grilled Vegetable Panzanella

Tis the season for vibrant, fresh vegetables. Zucchini and squash grow rampant throughout gardens all over. This grilled vegetable panzanella is a delicious way to use up some of the fresh produce made readily available during the summer. A panzanella is a Tuscan salad typically consisting of tomatoes, onions, and bread. This version adds grilled… Continue reading Grilled Vegetable Panzanella

Recipes · Side Dish

Gorgonzola & Pea Risotto

It's no secret that I am a huge risotto fan. I love its flexibility, adaptability and creamy, comforting texture. I also love strong, funky cheeses and that's why this specific risotto recipe may be my new favorite! The process of making this is very similar to that of my Truffle Mushroom Risotto https://nikoleskitchen.com/2021/01/27/truffle-mushroom-risotto/ . The… Continue reading Gorgonzola & Pea Risotto

Recipes · Side Dish

Curried Couscous with Dried Cherries

There's something about couscous that makes it the perfect base for sides and salads. The fluffy couscous granules cling to any ingredients added to it, creating a homogeneous, satisfying dish. It can be used with any type of flavor profiles or cuisine styles. On top of couscous's unparalleled versatility it is insanely quick to cook.… Continue reading Curried Couscous with Dried Cherries

Appetizer · Recipes · Side Dish

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Is there anything better than a buttery, flaky puff pastry lathered in garlicky, herbaceous ricotta and fresh heirloom tomatoes? The answer is a resounding no. This tart is decadently delicious and super simple to make. Each ingredient shines through without having to be dressed up. This dish is a humble showcase of beautiful, vibrant juicy… Continue reading Heirloom Tomato Tart

Main Dishes · Recipes · Salads · Side Dish

Steak Kabobs with Greek Orzo Salad and Tzatziki

There’s just something about Mediterranean food that reminds me of summer. It could be the bright lemon flavor or crisp, fresh vegetables often found in the dishes that have me dreaming of warmer days. It’s a culture of food that makes you feel happy and light. This dinner is one I created with those exact… Continue reading Steak Kabobs with Greek Orzo Salad and Tzatziki

Recipes · Side Dish

Roasted Broccoli, Romesco, Manchego

Broccoli is an insanely versatile vegetable. Its sturdy enough to be roasted, riced, diced and delicious eaten raw too. There’s probably a million ways that broccoli could be prepared, and this is just one of my favorite ways.  If you’re looking at the title and still thinking to yourself ‘I have no idea what Romesco… Continue reading Roasted Broccoli, Romesco, Manchego

Recipes · Side Dish · Snacks

Garlic Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges with Parsley Lemon Mayo

I LOVE a sweet potato fry. It’s one of those things that if it’s on the menu, I am ordering it. It’s my go to side dish and I especially love when a restaurant has a flavored aioli or mayo to dip the fries in! Sweet potato fries and flavored mayo are just one of… Continue reading Garlic Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges with Parsley Lemon Mayo

Main Dishes · Recipes · Side Dish

Pesto Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Pasta may easily be my favorite types of recipes to make. It’s so easy and versatile, it can be taken in any possible direction imaginable. The flexibility of pasta dishes is what draws me to it, well that and the fact is insanely delicious. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone that didn’t enjoy a… Continue reading Pesto Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Recipes · Side Dish

Roasted Carrots with Tahini, Feta & Pomegranate

I was laying in bed one night a few months ago and I was thinking about carrots. Yeah, I know that’s pretty weird. I mean, who lays in bed dreaming of carrots? But anyways, here we are and here is this recipe as a product of that weirdness. I began thinking of what types of… Continue reading Roasted Carrots with Tahini, Feta & Pomegranate