Potato Salad Nicoise

T's favorite salad (and the only way he'll gladly consume fish of any sort) is the Nicoise.  The nice thing about it is that there is something for everyone's tastes; bright vegetables, creamy potatoes and eggs, tangy olives and dressing, and a touch of mercury-laden tuna.  And Julia was right about a lot of things, but I prefer fresh tuna over the canned in her recipe

Last summer I created a Potato Salad Nicoise in honor of both the 4th of July and T's obsession with all things Tour' de France.  No photo but trust me, it is fantastic!

Potato Salad Nicoise
10 cooked new potatoes, quartered
20-30 green beans, blanched and halved
1 boiled egg, chopped
1 shallot, chopped fine
10 Nicoise olives

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2-3 tablespoons mustard
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
Sugar, salt, pepper

2 cups arugula
6-8 ounces tuna, grilled but still quite pink
Fresh thyme
7 cherry tomatoes
Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper

Combine potatoes, beans, egg, shallot, and olives with dressing.  Arrange over arugula.  Top with tuna, thyme, tomatoes, and olive oil-balsamic.


stephaniesays said…
looooove your salad nicoise.

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