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

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