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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.
Salade Niçoise, Provençal Salad Or Salade Nice
There are many versions of this wonderful Salade Niçoise sometimes called Provençal salad or Salade Nice.
Salade Nicoise Also Known As 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.
A Variety Of Fresh Vegetables Makes This A Perfect Salad
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!
Start With Lettuce Then...
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
Salade Nicoise With Leafy Lettuce Tossing The Salad
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. Salade Niçoise Recipe
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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.
Sometimes called Provençal Salad or Salade Nice.
Vinaigrette Dressing ( Dressing recipe here) 1 crisp lettuce heart 1 cup (8oz) cooked French beans ½ cup (4oz) tuna ¼ cup (2oz) small black olives A few stuffed green olives (optional) Thin strips of de-seeded green pepper 8 anchovy fillets A few thin onion rings (optional) 1½ cup (12oz) firm tomatoes, quartered 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
Additional ingredients you might like to try:
potatoes (boiled or roasted ahead of time) yellow beans bell or hot peppers green onions leaf lettuce chives parsley your favorite herbs a sprinkling of finely chopped garlic trade the anchovy fillets for shrimp grated black pepper Instructions Hard boil the eggs ahead of time to give them a chance to cool down. (Warm eggs and lettuce do not go together well. ;-)) Place half the vinaigrette dressing in a shallow bowl and in this toss, the lettuce leaves together with the beans. Arrange small pieces of the tuna along with the other ingredients, black and green olives, peppers, anchovy fillets, and onions on the top of the lettuce. Place the tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs on the top around the bowl. Sprinkle with the remainder of the vinaigrette dressing. Nutrition Facts
The nutritional information for this recipe has been calculated for the entire recipe electronically, if you are not satisfied with these results, please use the link to
CALORIE COUNTER in the Notes section above. They are not intended as a health recommendation or guideline.
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