Monday, June 7, 2010

Salade Niçoise

Summer means salade niçoise. It was sunny and warm when I started this, but rainy and chilly by the time we actually sat down to eat it. C’est la vie!

I think my favorite part is the potatoes, which when drenched (no), bathed (no), drizzled, (not quite) in a nice vinaigrette with a little dijon in it are just the tastiest thing ever. Tonight, I forgot the tuna until we were sitting down. I had been planning to use a good quality tuna packed in olive oil. Green beans are traditional, but I like asparagus much better. And really, the olives should be niçoise, but kalamata olives are easier to find and reliably good.