The Exquisite Salade Nicoise
This delicious salad is a traditional dish originating from the south of France more exactly from Nice.
It is so delicious, nutritious and refreshing that it is a complete meal in one plate.
Something that Anglo Saxon are use to but in France we rarely have one plate that will comprise of our entire dinner. Usually we will have 3 or 4 dishes, which will complete our dinner.
I love this salad, it feels so Mediterranean and clean. You can also make it the easy way with canned Tuna fish but I highly suggest that you try it with fresh seared tuna as well.
Serve 4 - preparation: 20 minutes
150 g mesclun or Romain Lettuce
100 g French green beans
2 or 3 Fresh heirloom tomatoes
20 black & green olives
20 piece anchovies
1/2 medium red pepper thinly sliced
1/2 medium yellow pepper thinly sliced
4 fresh tuna fish
4 whole large eggs boiled eggs (cook for 12min)
4 small boiled new potatoes cut in small pieces
French Vinaigrette Dressing:
4 Tbsp. red wine vinegar (apple cider vinegar will work too)
8 or 10 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tsp. of French Dijon Mustard (found at Trader Joe) please do not use any substitute..
2 pinch sea salt 9salt to taste)
3 pinch white pepper
Add all dressing ingredients in a small jar and shake it until completely homogenized.
Or in a bawl and beat the ingredients with a fork until completely mixed. keep in fridge.
Born and raised in France, I left my home country in my late teens pursuing a dream. I knew I would live in the USA and that it was my destiny.