Ooh la la Nicoise

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What a great salad/meal is Nicoise! The classic recipe is lost somewhere between its origins in France and the American version of Julia Child. Classic French Nicoise have artichoke hearts, radishes, celery and fresh basil. Where the American version  remind Cob salad and the ingredients lay on green lettuce. However both versions have the beans, tuna and eggs in common. The dressing is very similar yet simple. For my Nicoise I decided to try the American version, but keep the French dressing with Dijon Mustard. It make take some time for the preparation, but a single salad can be your dinner meal as well. I will leave the quantity to you as you can customize it as per your taste. For mine I skipped the anchovies, for my brother I doubled the tuna, for my friend I skipped the tomatoes. The choice is yours 🙂

Ingredients:

– 1 lettuce

– green beans

– cherry tomatoes

– olives

– onion

– eggs

– tuna flakes in oil

– 10 anchovies

– potatoes with the skin

– capers

For the dressing:

– 3 tbs oil

– 2 tbs vinegar

– 1 tbs Dijon mustard

– salt flakes and pepper

Preparation:

Boil the potatoes cut them in halves and slightly fry them with oil salt and pepper. Boil the beans for 3-4 minutes and then wash with cold water to keep the vibrant green color. Boil the eggs for 8 minutes. Mix the dressing ingredients and plate your salad as showed on the picture or mixed in a big bowl.

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