As the sun kisses the azure waters of the French Riviera, there’s no dish that celebrates the essence of summer quite like a Niçoise Salad. This quintessential French classic hails from the charming city of Nice, embodying the vibrant colors and lively spirit of the Côte d’Azur in every bite. Our version stays true to its roots but is crafted with a lighter touch, focusing on fresh, crisp vegetables, tender tuna, and a harmonious blend of flavors that will transport you straight to a seaside café in the heart of summer.

Savor the crunch of freshly picked greens, the juicy sweetness of ripe cherry tomatoes, and the satisfying protein of flaky tuna and soft-boiled eggs. Each forkful is a celebration of simplicity and freshness, drizzled with a zesty homemade vinaigrette that perfectly balances the dish. Whether you’re seeking a wholesome lunch or a delightful light dinner, our Niçoise Salad is a dish that promises to refresh and satisfy. It’s not just a meal; it’s a journey to the sun-drenched coast of southern France.

Join us as we delve into this beloved salad, a symphony of flavors that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. It’s more than just a recipe; it’s a staple of French culinary artistry, a testament to the region’s love affair with fresh produce and simple, yet exquisite, preparations. Let’s embrace the vibrant lifestyle of the Mediterranean with every bite of our Light Niçoise Salad.

Light Niçoise Salad

Ingredients :

  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Green beans, blanched and refreshed
  • Hard-boiled eggs, quartered
  • Tuna in olive oil, drained and flaked
  • Mixed salad greens
  • Black olives, preferably Niçoise
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Anchovy fillets (optional)
  • Fresh herbs (such as basil or parsley), chopped

Instructions :

  1. Arrange the mixed greens on a large platter.
  2. Top with sections of green beans, tomatoes, red onion, and olives.
  3. Add chunks of tuna and quarters of hard-boiled eggs around the salad.
  4. Optionally, garnish with anchovy fillets for an authentic touch.
  5. Drizzle with a homemade vinaigrette made from olive oil, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  6. Finish with a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

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