It is a southern dish from Nice in the south of France and is now famous all over the world.
The local people will say that the original version of this salad does not contain potatoes although many recipes do include them.
I will go along with the locals, after all, it is their dish and if you have ever been to Nice you will know just how gorgeous this dish is.
There are many versions of this wonderful Salade Niçoise sometimes called Provençal salad or Salade Nice.
It is a lovely refreshing salad ideal for a starter, a light summer lunch with crispy bread or just as a snack with drinks for entertaining.
However, there really is no exact recipe.
The ingredients can be varied to availability.
The French cook will use whatever Mediterranean vegetables are in season and plentiful at the time.
For me it just has to include lots of black olives and a light vinaigrette dressing - sheer heaven!
This recipe suggests to start with the heart of a lettuce, which is often the tastiest and sweetest part of the lettuce.
All the vegetables should be fresh and sliced uni-formally to suit the rest of the dish.
The goodness of the vegetables full of vitamins and minerals, along with the proteins from the tuna and eggs form a complete nutritious meal.
You can add any vegetable you like that will bring you joy!
bell or hot peppers
your favorite herbs
a sprinkling of finely chopped garlic
trade the anchovy fillets for shrimp
Place half the vinaigrette dressing in a shallow bowl and in this toss the lettuce leaves together with the French beans.
Covering the lettuce leaves completely before the other ingredients ensures the salad will have a uniform taste of the dressing.
When all the other items in the salad join the lettuce, then the remaining half of the dressing will be drizzled on top.
Find a simple dressing recipe with many variations at Vinaigrette & Salad Dressings to go with your salade nicoise.
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Sat. Fat (grams)4.28
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