So this recipe would be AMAZING for a lunch with friends you want to impress. It’s fresh, salty, bitter, soft and crunchy. The dressing is tangy and delicious. I absolutely loved it and wished I had someone to show off to…congrats blog readers, you are that person.
As this is for one, you will want to add more for a crowd of…more than one…which I consider a crowd.
NOTE: This is not wholly a true Nicoise salad because my olives are Spanish, not Nicoise, the dressing is my own take on the traditional dressing and I couldn’t bear to add anchovies. I used this Saveur recipe and rolled with it.
- 1 radish, sliced
- 1/2 a cucumber, halved then sliced
- 1 small potato or 1 new potatoes
- 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 of tuna in oil
- handful of black olives, halved
- handful of green beans, blanched
- 1 hard boiled egg
- handful of capers
For the dressing
- 1/4 yellow onion, minced
- 1 tbs honey mustard
- 1 tbs whole mustard seeds
- salt + pepper to taste
- 1/4 olive oil
- 1 tbs lemon juice
Plate everything in lines on a pretty plate. Add your dressing on top. Doesn’t get easier than that, kids!