Spring is in the air! Or at least it was today, and I will take it. What better way to rid yourself of the winter blues than to dine outdoors with bright vegetables, sunny eggs, and a summertime rose? Mon amour made this version of a salade nicoise, a dish from Nice, which is ever-changing depending on what is in season.
Here are the classic ingredients of the composed salad on which you can elaborate:
nicoise olives (but any olives will do)
tuna in oil (that’s right–canned tuna, or you can use seared fresh tuna)
And here are commonly added elements:
peeled, cooked fava beans
cooked green beans
cooked baby potatoes
red peppers (raw or roasted)
herbs (such as basil, tarragon, or chives)
“A Simple Vinaigrette” (see a previous post) with vinegar or lemon juice is perfect to pour over the platter. You can also mince some garlic and whisk into the melange.
Don’t forget your sunglasses!