Tomato Basil Risotto

Tomato Basil Risotto

Nothing is more comforting or more delicious than this tomato basil risotto. Sweet cherry tomatoes are cooked down with olive oil, onions, garlic, and crushed red pepper, then blended until smooth with lots of fresh basil. This rich, vibrant mixture is used to cook the rice. White wine, butter, and lots of parmesan cheese are added in as well. The result is a risotto with intoxicating tomato flavor and a creamy, silky-smooth texture. Continue reading “Tomato Basil Risotto”

Tomatoes & Burrata with Crispy Shallot Vinaigrette

Tomatoes & Burrata with Crispy Shallot Vinaigrette

The simplest dish to savor the end of summer: tomatoes & burrata with crispy shallot vinaigrette. Beautiful heirloom tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, crispy shallots & garlic, a really flavorful vinaigrette, and lots of fresh herbs. Serve it with toasted bread alongside for the most show-stopping appetizer or side dish. It’s a unique take on a simple tomato salad that you can serve with just about any summer meal! Continue reading “Tomatoes & Burrata with Crispy Shallot Vinaigrette”

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta & Caper Vinaigrette

An easy summer side dish that’s bursting with flavor: grilled zucchini with ricotta & caper vinaigrette. Sliced zucchini grilled until slightly charred and tender, topped with creamy ricotta cheese, a tangy caper-walnut vinaigrette, and lots of fresh basil. It’s absolutely irresistible, so simple to make, and would be such a tasty addition to any summer cookout! Continue reading “Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta & Caper Vinaigrette”

Marinated Stone Fruit Caprese Salad

Marinated Stone Fruit Caprese Salad

There’s nothing like a sweet & savory marinated stone fruit caprese salad to celebrate summer! The fruit is tossed with red wine vinegar, honey, olive oil, and plenty of herbs. After a quick marinade, it’s all spooned over creamy buffalo mozzarella cheese. It’s the quickest “no recipe” kind of recipe to throw together if you need a last minute appetizer or side dish. You can serve it with toasted bread or just eat it as is! Continue reading “Marinated Stone Fruit Caprese Salad”

Creamy Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi

Creamy Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi with Pistachio Pesto

Sharing this creamy lemon ricotta gnocchi today to start the week off on the most delicious note. Soft, pillowy ricotta gnocchi tossed in a silky-smooth lemon mascarpone sauce and topped with a vibrant pistachio pesto. It’s a really special, indulgent dish that is actually quite simple to pull together. Serve it with a protein and salad alongside for a complete summer meal! Continue reading “Creamy Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi with Pistachio Pesto”

Prosciutto and Melon

Prosciutto and Melon with Balsamic Shallots

This prosciutto and melon salad is the perfect simple summer appetizer or side dish! Sweet cantaloupe topped with prosciutto, balsamic soaked shallots, toasted pine nuts, lemon, parmesan, and basil. It’s my version of the classic sweet & savory Italian dish…and it is simply the perfect combination of flavors. Continue reading “Prosciutto and Melon with Balsamic Shallots”

Warm Farro Salad

Warm Farro Salad with Burrata & Hot Honey Vinaigrette

So very excited to be sharing this warm farro salad today! It’s full of roasted red peppers & green onions, arugula, crisp radishes, fresh chives, and a hot honey vinaigrette. Served warm and topped with creamy burrata cheese. It’s the most delicious combination of flavors and textures that will be on repeat in your kitchen for weeks to come! Continue reading “Warm Farro Salad with Burrata & Hot Honey Vinaigrette”

Spring Root Vegetable Salad

Spring Root Vegetable Salad with Pistachio Vinaigrette

A spring root vegetable salad so delicious you’ll be making it over and over again! It’s a mix of root vegetables roasted until caramelized, tossed with arugula, spinach, and a pistachio vinaigrette, then drizzled with tangy yogurt. It’s such a great combination of flavors and makes for an easy, flavorful side dish at any spring dinner! Continue reading “Spring Root Vegetable Salad with Pistachio Vinaigrette”

Charred Asparagus with Horseradish Vinaigrette

Charred Asparagus with Horseradish Vinaigrette

A flavorful side dish for a special spring occasion: charred asparagus with horseradish vinaigrette. Bright green asparagus blanched and then charred in a hot skillet, topped with a peppery horseradish vinaigrette, crispy bacon breadcrumbs, soft-boiled eggs, and fresh dill. It’s the most seasonal recipe I could think of and truly such a delicious one with lots of contrasting flavors and textures.

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Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Sizzled Scallions

An easy side dish that’s unique and FULL of fun flavor and texture: whipped sweet potatoes with sizzled scallions. Roasted sweet potatoes whipped up into a creamy side dish, flavored with a little soy sauce and honey, then topped with a spicy mixture of crunchy walnuts, sesame seeds, scallions, and crushed red pepper. Continue reading “Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Sizzled Scallions”