Monday, May 5, 2014

Niçoise Salad

__________________________
A Fantastic Niçoise Salad 
__________________________
 
 
Salad Nicoise - Smell of Rosemary.


This classic French salad originated in Provence. It is a combination of a few simple ingredients: tuna fish, hard-boiled eggs, potatoes and green beans with the addition of a simple French dressing. The result is a light, earthy salad that is easy to make and also packs plenty of protein for a delicious and well balanced meal. Black olives, capers, and oftentimes anchovies are included as part of this salad. Proportions of ingredients are absolutely up to your taste. 

Salad Nicoise - Smell of Rosemary.
 
Ingredients

    • 1 ½ pounds small potatoes, unpeeled
    • ½ pound green beans
    • 3 hard cooked eggs, shelled and quartered
    • 1 pound small plum tomatoes, quartered
    • 1 romaine lettuce, rinsed and tore to pieces
    • 12 ounces canned albacore tuna in water, drained
    • 2 tablespoon capers rinse and drain
    • ½ cup black olives

Dressing Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard

 

Salad Nicoise - Smell of Rosemary.Bring potatoes to boil in salted water, and boil for 15 to 20 minutes, boil green beans for 6 minutes. Set aside to cool. When potatoes are cooled a little, peeled them, and cut into bite size pieces.

To make the French dressing, mix together 1/3 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard.
 
_______________________________________ 
 
The main ingredients in Niçoise salad are tuna, potatoes, eggs, and green beans. Anchovies, black olives and capers are also commonly used in this salad.
_______________________________________ 
 
Salad Nicoise - Smell of Rosemary.
 

All the ingredients can be gently tossed together, or traditionally, nicely arranged on a large platter.

Before serving, sprinkle with the French dressing and enjoy this wonderful salad.  Serves 6.

No comments:

Post a Comment