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.

    • 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.

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