Yesterday my wife mentioned having a Nicoise salad for dinner tonight. This salad originates from Nice, France. It is traditionally made with hard boiled eggs, Nicoise black olives, tomatoes, and anchovies. There are multiple other additions to the salad by different chefs over the 20th century. It is a beautiful salad for a party. Enjoy!
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 garlic clove, minced
4 small red potatoes, boiled and halved
1 red beet, boiled and sliced
4 large eggs, hard-boiled, halved
a handful of green beans, blanched
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup of fresh basil, chopped
15 black olives
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced thin
1-2 cans of tuna packed in olive oil, drained
3-4 anchovies, diced small
- Dressing- Mix finely minced garlic with olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt and pepper to taste.
- Salad- Boil the eggs- usually takes about 12 minutes. Boil potatoes, beet and green beans until the desired consistency. Arrange all of the ingredients on a platter, add dressing and olive oil as desired. Salt and pepper to taste.