Friday, April 6, 2012

Salad Nicoise (My Way)

I'm having one of those days where nothing is going quite the way I planned.

My wrist is sprained, so I am not practicing too well. I tried to make my friend a cake without eggs (and this one really needed eggs.) I made two lattes and drank them both because Greg left his here (this is NOT recommended.) And then I tried to make a little blog post about a cookie I made yesterday. But blogger said - nope! Not today, Anna!

So, here's a little salad from a few weeks ago that you just might enjoy this weekend.

I grew up not really loving the whole nicoise thing - thought it was kind of gross and not very appetizing. But after staying with a host family in Texas last year who made a really delicious version, I thought I'd introduce it into our meal plans more often. Few other salads that I know of encourage such healthful flavors all in one dish. So, if you're not a fan - get on board! You won't regret it, I promise.

Happy Easter!!

Salad Nicoise

6 oz tuna or salmon, seasoned with salt and pepper, cooked and served room temperature or cold
2 cups green beans, seasoned and sauteed with a sprinkle of lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili flakes and parsley, also chilled or room temperature
2 cups spinach
1/8 c capers
5 or 6 sundried tomatoes
3 boiled eggs, sliced

The Best Balsamic Vinaigrette Around

1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp salt
3 tsp dijon mustard
4 tsp honey (mix with mustard before combining all ingredients)
6 tbs balsamic vinegar
1/2 c olive oil
1 tsp black pepper


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your wrist! And I also love that your latest post and my latest post are both our own versions of Nicoise. Happy Easter!

  2. Oh no, sorry about your wrist! Hope things are going better today. This salad sounds fantastic with the sun-dried tomatoes and capers. I love a good nicoise like this.

    Happy Easter!