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Nicoise salad: Original Salade Nicoise Recipe

Summer recipe for a delicious salad

by Ada Parisi
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Insalata nizzarda (salade nicoise)

How to make real Niçoise salad at home in the original recipe

L’Nice salad or salade nicoise is one of the Most well-known salad recipes in the world and surely you have already eaten it at least once in your life. Together with GREEK SALAD, the Caesar salad, the SALAD pantesca and to the CAPRESE SALAD WITH PESTO, l’Niçoise 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've tasted The original recipe for the Niçoise salad? Probably not, because each one presents this original salad of Nice and the French Riviera with more or less disputable variants.

Authentic Niçoise salad: How to make it at home

L’Niçoise salad in its original recipe It has all the characteristics of the Mediterranean: few ingredients well combined and seasoned with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil olive oil excellent. The Must-have ingredients According to the Original Salade Nicoise Recipe 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. Visitors are welcome radishes, The hearts of celery And the hearts of artichoke, if seasonal.

What not to put in real Niçoise salad

Absolutely Prohibited And they don't enter the real Nice boiled potatoes, you find more or less in each recipe 'Italian’ reported on the web. No also decided to legumes of all kinds, the mayonnaise and condiments other than 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.

Insalata nizzarda (salade nicoise)

SALAD NIZZARDA - NICOISE SALAD (original French recipe)

Portions: 4 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 3.7/5
( 3 voted )


tomatoes, preferably of different types (tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, pachino, camone)

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


extra virgin olive oil


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!

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elisabetta corbetta 30 May 2019 - 08:25

The love this salad
A big kiss

Ada Parisi 3 June 2019 - 18:39



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