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QSis 01-24-2009 10:51 PM

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Here's my version of another great summer dinner salad. Arranged salads are so cool! :smile:


Imported tuna (I like the stuff that comes in a glass jar from Italy)
Boiled Yukon Gold potatoes
Green beans (I can't easily get haricots verts)
Hard boiled egg
Nicoise olives
Cornichons (they are little French pickles, but I don't like them, so I use dill pickles or capers)
Green onions
Bed of lettuce

Dijon vinagrette

Jim_S 01-25-2009 12:55 PM

That looks great! :thumb:

QSis 05-24-2009 09:54 PM

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I'm getting better at making these!

Three important things:

1. Season each item separately
2. Use a great imported tuna in oil
3. Make a delicious dressing and just LIGHTLY drizzle (I made a garlic herbed dijon vinegrette, based on Jacques Pepin's dressing for Salade Nicoise)


homecook 05-24-2009 10:07 PM

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That looks awesome!!!!

lifesaver91958 05-24-2009 11:11 PM

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Wow, wow, wow! those look tasty QSis.

QSis 01-01-2011 02:07 PM

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QBro made these again the other night. He went a little overboard on the ingredients, LOL!


Cooksie 01-01-2011 06:15 PM

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That looks awfully good to me! Kudos to QBro :clap:

MexicoKaren 01-02-2011 01:13 AM

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We have salade Nicoise every few weeks in summer - a tasty way to get all of your major food groups in one dish. I like to make it with salmon the best, but salmon has become very expensive here in the last several months, so we may be reverting to tuna once the weather warms up. Nice pics!

chilefarmer 06-06-2013 09:34 AM

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Have never eaten that salad but would, looks good from here. CF:smile:

QSis 07-04-2014 04:13 PM

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A great summer meal that won't heat up the kitchen.

I forgot the HB eggs this time, but used a can of (expensive) imported tuna in olive oil, so we loved it anyway!


Saliha 07-04-2014 05:32 PM

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Looks tasty. Need to try it tomorrow.

belaine 07-04-2014 05:37 PM

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love the imported tuna too...

QSis 09-20-2015 06:47 PM

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Made another couple of these salads last night for the end of summer. My garden beans, grape tomatoes and thyme - everything else was storebought (my Dad gave me the imported tuna filets for my birthday in the Spring).
I cut the salad recipe in half, since I was only making two salads. I made the whole recipe of dressing, though, since it's really delicious.
Nicoise Salade
Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan; cover with cold water and season with salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook until fork-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to a medium bowl; drizzle with the wine and let cool. Reserve the saucepan.

Meanwhile, bring a separate saucepan of salted water to a boil. Fill a bowl with salted ice water. Add the haricots verts to the boiling water; cook until crisp-tender and bright green, 2 to 4 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge into the ice water to cool; drain and pat dry.

Place the eggs in the reserved saucepan and cover with cold water by about 1 inch. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then cover, remove from the heat and let stand, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain, then run under cold water to cool. Peel under cold running water.

Make the dressing: Whisk the vinegar, shallot, mustard, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste in a bowl. Whisk in the olive oil in a slow, steady stream until emulsified.

Toss the tomatoes ian a small bowl with salt and pepper to taste. Add about 1/4 cup dressing to the potatoes and toss. Quarter the hard-cooked eggs.

Divide the lettuce among 4 plates. Arrange the potatoes, haricots verts, radishes, hard-cooked eggs and tuna on top. Pour any juices from the tomatoes into the dressing, then add the tomatoes to the plates. Drizzle with the dressing and top with the olives.

Photograph by Johnny Miller
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine
2015 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

QSis 03-18-2016 08:39 PM

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These are so pretty and they turn out differently every time I make it!

This was Kathy's and my meal for our second-to-last Friday night during Lent this year.


Johnny West 03-18-2016 08:49 PM

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That looks wonderful and haven't had one in several years. :readytoeat:

Johnny West 07-10-2017 02:57 PM

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Think I'll do this again tonight. :thumb:

We make our own cornichons and love them. :-)

Johnny West 07-10-2017 11:01 PM

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Here is tonight's dinner. I didn't use the asparagus but added some avocado instead.

QSis 07-11-2017 07:10 AM

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Looks great, John, but where are your cornichons???

I'll be making one of these when my haricots jaune (yellow beans) come in - pretty soon.


Johnny West 07-11-2017 10:31 AM

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I can't have them since they have sugar which is restricted. I thought about using capers but figured there was enough.

medtran49 07-11-2017 11:40 AM

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We use the Food Network recipe QSis mentioned. It's also on the web site at . Below is a picture made with the imported canned tuna. It was really good with freshly seared tuna also when we had 1 for dinner recently.

Johnny West 07-11-2017 11:48 AM

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I thought my vinaigrette was off. I forgot the dijon mustard. :bonk:

QSis 07-12-2017 07:00 AM

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QSis 07-31-2017 07:55 PM

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I had to jump on the Salade Nicoise bandwagon this month, too. That delicious dressing on the side.

And a glass of Zin.

I have enough for another one this week, too!


luvs 07-31-2017 09:09 PM

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Luv, luv nicoise-- I have my Parent's 1970's nostalgia recipe & 1 we were taught @ school that they put a modern twist on, & that uses tuna steak & quail egg & pencil asparagi & thus-- both rock to me--

Johnny West 07-31-2017 09:17 PM

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I'll get quail eggs next trip to the Asian market. :a1:

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