Sunday, May 7, 2017

Nouveau Niçoise Salad


After roasting the Indian Lamb, Mrs. Awesome found a fantastic way to use the leftover asparagus and roasted potatoes- choosing them as perfect additions to a Nouveau Niçoise Salad for dinner! If you're looking for a quick and easy dinner that's packed full of flavors, you can't go wrong with this southern French favorite. There are many variations of this classic salad which Gordon Ramsey declared "the finest summer salad of all" and it can be served either tossed or, more often, composed. Generally the salad is arranged on a bed of greens with tomato wedges, tuna, either fresh or canned, blanched green beans, Niçoise olives, boiled new potatoes, and a light dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, cracked black pepper, and a little salt. It is an incredibly fresh and vibrant salad and our take is no different. Have a look in your fridge and build your own from what you have on hand!

If you want to build ours, here's what you're going to need- oh, and with the exception of the bacon, all of the ingredients should be cold... it's a salad after all!


Fresh Spinach
1 Tomato, cut into wedges
Sauteed Asparagus Spears in Balsamic Reduction
Roasted New Potatoes
1 Avocado, halved and sliced
1 Hard Boiled Egg per salad, sliced
1 package pre-cooked fresh beets, sliced
1 can Black Olives
5 slices of bacon, crumbled


Arrange a handful of spinach in the center of the plate, then compose the remainder of the salad components on and around the spinach. Top with crumbled bacon and using a spoon, dress the salad lightly with the lemon vinaigrette below. That's it! Awesome AND EASY! 

Lemon Vinaigrette- Serves 4


1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Mustard
Zest of 1/2  Lemon
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Salt and Pepper to taste


Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined. Adjust seasoning as desired. If too tart, add olive oil by the tablespoon (I added a couple more Tablespoons when I made it...)

Bon Apetit!

Ramsay, Gordon. "Salad Nicoise," BBC Good Food

1 comment:

  1. Amazing diet. One should surely try this one out as it looks really great and healthy. I would definitely try this out at home. Thank you for the share.