When traveling in France, I enjoyed authentic Nicoise salads almost every day. A local French bakery, Chez Arnaud serves a delicious Nicoise here at home. I set out to create my own recipe, with a dressing that closely matches the flavor I have come to love, but without the anchovies.
Dressing (makes enough for 4 salads)
- 3 T olive oil
- 2 T lemon juice
- 2 T dijon mustard
Salad (ingredients for 1 serving)
- 2-3 cups mixed greens
- 8 green beans, cooked
- 3 small red potatoes, cooked and halved
- 1 hard boiled egg, sliced
- 3 ounces tuna
- 4 to 6 olives, mixed
For dressing, whisk together oil, lemon juice, and mustard. Set aside. Arrange lettuce on plate or in a bowl. Top with remaining ingredients. Serve with dressing on the side.