Nicoise Salad

    • Prep Time
    • 15 mins
    • Cook Time
    • 25 mins
    • Yield
    • 1 platter
    • Difficulty Level

This is a recipe for Nicoise salad. Salad Niçoise—pronounced ni-swaz—is made with tomatoes, green French beans (haricot vert), tuna, hard boiled eggs, Niçoise olives and anchovies, and dressed with a vinaigrette. This salad originated in Nice, France and is popular worldwide.

It’s hearty and cool, perfect for a refreshing lunch. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb small new potatoes, boiled until tender
  • 8 oz haricot verts, blanched
  • 12 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup black Niçoise olives (or Mediterranean)
  • 8 small radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 8 salt-packed anchovies, rinsed and drained
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, halved lengthwise
  • 12 oz canned high-quality oil-packed tuna, drained
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves, to garnish
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions, to garnish

Instructions

  • 1. Finely chop garlic.
  • 2. Using a mortar and pestle, smash garlic and a heavy sprinkle of salt until a paste is formed.
  • 3. Whisk in the oil, lemon juice, mustard, shallot, salt and pepper.
  • 4. Arrange all ingredients in separate rows on a large serving platter. Drizzle dressing over all ingredients, season with salt and pepper, and garnish with basil and scallions just before serving.

Instructions

  • 1. Finely chop garlic.
  • 2. Using a mortar and pestle, smash garlic and a heavy sprinkle of salt until a paste is formed.
  • 3. Whisk in the oil, lemon juice, mustard, shallot, salt and pepper.
  • 4. Arrange all ingredients in separate rows on a large serving platter. Drizzle dressing over all ingredients, season with salt and pepper, and garnish with basil and scallions just before serving.

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