Salade Niçoise | April 27, 2017
I like a salad as much as the next girl… which is to say, I really wish doughnuts and salad were interchangeable on the caloric scale. It is hard to get too excited about lettuce in general. That being said, when I discovered Salade niçoise a number of years ago, I thought, “Now that’s a salad I can get behind!”
Originally from Provence, this salad is found easily in bistros and brasseries all over France. It is easy to put together and makes a great luncheon or dinner salad. There are traditional ingredients that are found in almost any Salade niçoise like potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, green beans, and tuna or even better anchovies. The modern Salade niçoise also can include beets, asparagus, or almost anything else you want to include. I make this for company or when I have multiple leftover vegetables in my refrigerator. This is definitely not a side salad – it is the star.