Salade Nicoise (Vegetable, Tuna and Anchovy Salad)
Salade Nicoise, named for the Mediterranean city of Nice in which it originated, is a colorful composed salad in which all of the ingredients are decoratively arranged on a platter like a vibrant mosaic. Guests are encouraged to help themselves to the items that most appeal to them and then add a little dressing if they wish. Traditionally, this salad contains boiled eggs, tuna and anchovies along with olives, ripe tomatoes and other fresh garden vegetables, some cooked and some raw. This protein packed presentation is really an entire meal in itself. We think you will enjoy creating this visually charming dish as much as your friends will enjoy eating it. For convenience, you can cook and marinate the green beans and potatoes the day before composing the salad.
Recipe included in: A World of Tea Parties, A French Afternoon Tea