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Farmers Market Nicoise Salad
This Farmers Market Nicoise Salad is a bright, delicious taste of the Mediterranean
This Farmers Market Nicoise Salad recipe is a beautiful addition to any table, making a beautiful centerpiece for a stunning buffet. Did I mention there are potatoes in here? Yes, potatoes in salad with greens. It's a bonus.
This Farmers Market Nicoise Salad is full of flavor, a lovely taste of the Mediterranean. Nicoise Salad pairs fabulously with a crisp white wine. Don't shy away from the anchovy paste; it gives distinctive flavor without imparting a fishy taste. This Farmers Market Nicoise is truly a meal in itself and tastes wonderful with some crusty bread as a sidekick.
Farmers Market Nicoise Salad Recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yield: Serves 5
Farmers Market Nicoise Salad Recipe Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes
4 large eggs
1/4 pound green beans, stemmed
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, seasoned with salt and pepper
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup nicoise or kalamata olives, pitted and halved
1/4 cup capers, drained
For the vinaigrette:
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon
1 tablespoons shallot, minced
1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons anchovy paste
1 teaspoon honey
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Farmers Market Nicoise Salad Recipe Instructions
Boil potatoes until done and hard-cooked eggs. Plunge both into ice water to cool; drain. Slice potatoes 1/4 inch thick.
Chop eggs for garnish and set aside.
Blanch green beans 5 minutes. Plunge into ice water to cool; drain and set aside.
Saute chicken in oil over medium-high heat until cooked through (about 8 minutes per side). Cut into 1/4 inch thick slices.
Prepare tomatoes and olives.
Whisk first 6 vinaigrette ingredients together in a small bowl.
Whisk in olive oil slowly to blend.
Season to taste.
Combine potato slices, green beans, sliced chicken, tomatoes, capers and olives in a large bowl.
Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss lightly to coat.
Transfer salad to a platter and garnish the top of the salad with egg.
Cathy's Farmers Market Nicoise Salad Recipe
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