Beet carpaccio (super thinly sliced) with goat cheese and mint vinaigrette (shallots, mint, rice vinegar and walnut oil). I also love Ina Garten's cucumber yogurt soup with red onion, dill and scallion. Roasted cauliflower with harissa cream is also nice :)
The cake is fantastic and amazing. I grounded up one cup of almonds in my food processor for the flour and it worked perfectly. I didn't have any almond extract, so I omitted it, but I still got great nutty flavor. The glaze made it pop. What a moist and amazing cake! Did I already say that?! I'm a huge fan. This is my second favorite cake-- after you Zucchini Olive-Oil Cake with Crunchy Lemon Glaze. Yum.
Thanks! This is delicious. I replaced serrano chili with a small jalapeño and only used 1/3 cup of cilantro-- but the texture and flavor was spot on. Deelish.