Monday, March 18, 2013

Definition: Nicoise Salad

It's Monday definition day!

The first time I ordered a Nicoise salad, I was in college.  I don't remember how I pronounced it, and even today, I often stop myself before pronouncing it -- second-guessing myself.  The correct pronunciation is 'ni-swaz' (it's French).

The salad includes tomatoes, green beans, tuna and anchovies and is often accompanied with hard-boiled eggs and olives.  Traditionally, it included raw red peppers, shallots and artichoke hearts, new potatoes or other cooked vegetables.

Here is a recipe offered by Chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse.

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