Nicoise salad: It is one of the most popular salads in the world and surely you will have already eaten at least once in life. Together with GREEK SALAD, the Caesar salad, the SALAD pantesca and caprese, The nicoise salad is one of the most popular salad recipes in Italy, especially in summer. A fresh dish, light but tasty. That enhances ingredients and products that are typical of our land and in general the Mediterranean. But are you sure you have tasted the original recipe salad Nicoise? Probably not, because each one presents this original salad of Nice and the French Riviera with more or less disputable variants.
Salade niçoise in its original recipe has all the characteristics of Mediterranean culture: a few well chosen ingredients and topped by a string of excellent extra virgin olive oil. The inevitable ingredients according to the original recipe salade nicoise are tomatoes (also of various types), green pepper, tuna, anchovies, raw onions, hard boiled eggs, black olives, little mixed salad (green and radicchio, if seasonal) and basil. Indeed, I invite you to use as many types of tomatoes as possible to have on your plate more and different tastes.
We welcome radishes, the hearts of celery and artichoke hearts, if seasonal. Absolutely forbidden and do not enter into the true Nicoise boiled potatoes, you find more or less in each recipe 'Italian’ reported on the web. No also decided to legumes of all kinds, mayonnaise and other condiments extra virgin olive oil. Now, I told you all the ingredients and know all the mistakes that you make in preparing the salad nicoise I ask: you have never tasted the real salad Nicoise? If the answer is no, I invite you to try this recipe and have a look at all my OF SALAD RECIPES. Have a good day.
tomatoes, preferably of different types (tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, pachino, camone), to taste
2 red onions and fresh onions
mixed salad (radicchio and green when in season)
1 small green pepper
4 boiled eggs
8 anchovy fillets in oil or salt, well washed
some radish, if seasonal
300 grams of tuna in oil (drained weight, preferable that in glass jar in slices)
fresh basil, if in season, to taste
Salt, to taste
extra virgin olive oil, to taste
Before starting the preparation of the nice salad, thoroughly wash all vegetables: tomatoes, radishes, pepper, Salad, Basil. Boil the eggs until they become firm.
Halve the tomatoes, sliced radishes, the onions with washers with thin strips the green pepper and to list the salad. When the boiled eggs are cool, peel and cut into wedges. If you do not like too intense taste of raw onions, you can leave the slices of onion to marinate for 15-20 minutes in water and white wine vinegar: in this way the onions will have a less pungent taste and are also more digestible.
Composition of the niced salad: put on the bottom of each individual dish some mixed salad, spread over the salad the tomatoes, the peppers, radishes and some washer onion. Garnish with boiled eggs cut into wedges, some anchovies in oil, black olives and fresh basil. Complete with the drained tuna and, Finally, season the niced salad with extra virgin olive oil and little salt until. Serve the nicerda salad immediately, accompanying it with lightly toasted bread slices. Bon appétit!