Donna's Nicoise Salad From Provence

Published On: Sep 16 2012 03:20:00 PM CDT

This is a French inspired salad that means "as prepared in Nice." The beauty of the salad lies in its presentation -- a medley of color, flavor and texture. Proportions are suggestions and can be varied according to preference and availability. It is traditionally centered around tuna but salmon or chicken could be used. It is served with a light vignette dressing.

Dressing:

In a small saucepan, cook potatoes in salted boiling water until tender. Chill under cold running water. Drain and set aside. In a medium saucepan, cook green beans in salted boiling water until tender-crisp. Chill under cold running water. Drain and set aside.

Using color as your guide, creatively arrange a portion of all ingredients on individual plates. 

Combine dressing ingredients in a small food processor. Mix well. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad.

Serves 8

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