Niçoise olives are a French favorite, produced in the region around the French Riviera. These intensely savory olives are the backbone of this composed salad. Use the best fresh produce and olives you can find. Fingerling potatoes also work well.
Grilling the vegetables creates a subtle smokiness from charring them that doesn’t become overpowering but enhances the vegetable flavor. This soup purées some of the grilled vegetables into a thick base and combines the remaining chopped vegetables to have both a chunky and smooth soup.
Classic alfredo sauce gets an upgrade with garlic, white wine and onions. Add lots of greens or roasted vegetables to this perfectly creamy sauce for an amazing “company worthy” dinner.