Authentic Salade Nicoise

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by spatchcock

This is the recipe that is considered authentique by Capelina d'or and sian d'aqui, 2 associations that promote authentique Nice cooking. To all of those who consider beans and cooked potatoes a basic of this salad, I have to tell you that this is an invention of the famous chef Auguste Escoffier. A traditional salade nicoise does not contain cooked foods appart from hard boiled eggs. Originally it was a plain tomato salad with anchovies and onions and developped from there.

Top Review by EdsGirlAngie

This was a very tasty and healthy salad! I just couldn't use the anchovies, but I followed the rest of the recipe as posted and prepared a dressing that was not quite a 2 to 1 ratio of oil to vinegar (I like tangy flavors). I doubled the recipe and used half a can of tuna per salad. I don't know if it's traditional, but I'd love to try this with a healthy squeeze of lemon! And since I do like beans, I would plan on making this a more substantial salad next time including the white beans. Thanks for posting this, Anke!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. take a plate and rub with the halfed garlic clove.
  2. arrange the vegetables, egg and anchovies on the plate.
  3. salt and pepper and sprinkle with olive oil and vinegar.
  4. If you serve several people,multiply the portions and you might want to just arrange the veggies etc on the plate and put oil, vinegar and salt and pepper on the table.
  5. According to season the purists allow fresh artichocs and.
  6. little white beans (since those need to be cooked, I suppose this is a concession to those who insist on beans).

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