Recipes · Salads

Tomato Salad with Burrata, Pesto Vinaigrette & Ciabatta Croutons

Sweet, juicy tomatoes are paired perfectly with creamy burrata, bright pesto vinaigrette and crispy, buttery ciabatta croutons. This is the perfect summer side dish and takes less than 10 minutes to make! This pesto vinaigrette is unreal, and it couldn't be any simpler to make. I used a good quality store-bought pesto, some lemon juice,… Continue reading Tomato Salad with Burrata, Pesto Vinaigrette & Ciabatta Croutons

Appetizer · Recipes

Truffle Mushroom & Filet Bites

These are a group of ingredients that are just meant to be together. The truffle, mushrooms, filet mignon, and puff pastry come together to create this incredibly delicious, indulgent appetizer. The crispy puff pastry is balanced with the luscious mushrooms and tender filet making it hard not to eat a whole tray of these. This… Continue reading Truffle Mushroom & Filet Bites

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

Recipes · Salads

Blood Orange and Fennel Salad with Goat Cheese Fritters

My love of goat cheese manifested eight years ago when I ate my first goat cheese fritter at my favorite restaurant at the time. I went into it expecting not to enjoy it but to my pleasant surprise I loved it! Ever since that moment I can unequivocally proclaim goat cheese as one of my… Continue reading Blood Orange and Fennel Salad with Goat Cheese Fritters

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